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"A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition is designed to explain the basis and mechanisms of all types of current physically-based climate models." "A thoroughly revised and updated edition, this book will assist the reader in understanding the complexities and applicabilities of today's wide range of climated models." Suitable for 3rd/4th year undergraduates taking courses in climate modelling, economic forecasting, computer science, environmental science, geography and oceanography. Also of relevance to researchers and professionals working in ...
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A Climate Modelling Primer

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Overview

"A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition is designed to explain the basis and mechanisms of all types of current physically-based climate models." "A thoroughly revised and updated edition, this book will assist the reader in understanding the complexities and applicabilities of today's wide range of climated models." Suitable for 3rd/4th year undergraduates taking courses in climate modelling, economic forecasting, computer science, environmental science, geography and oceanography. Also of relevance to researchers and professionals working in related disciplines with climate models, or who need accessible technical background to climate modelling predictions.
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Assuming only high school mathematics, and written so that the concepts can be understood even if mathematics are bypassed entirely, an introduction for people with no background in meteorology to modeling climate change. The goal is for readers to understand the various steps and parameters common to all or most models, so that they can follow the logic of one without working out each element. Updated from the 1987 edition with information from the IPCC Second Scientific Assessment, the latest techniques for modeling the coupled biosphere-ocean- atmosphere system, and other innovations. Includes a glossary without pronunciation, and a CD-ROM that requires a Web browser and for some features Internet access. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118687857
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Dr Kendall McGuffie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Technology, Sydney. His research interests are in the development of one and three-dimensional climate models, and he continues to work with real observations of the climate system. He has published over 40 papers and articles dealing with climate and climate modelling.

Professor A. Henderson-Sellers is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Development) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She maintains an active interest in climate modelling and climate impacts and has been a prominent participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change process. She has published over 300 papers and books dealin with climate modelling and related issues.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Climate 1
Ch. 2 A history of and introduction to climate models 47
Ch. 3 Energy balance models 81
Ch. 4 Intermediate complexity models 117
Ch. 5 Coupled climate system models 165
Ch. 6 Practical climate modelling 213
App. A Twentieth-century classics 249
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