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Overview

The second edition of Mesoscale Meteorological Modeling provides an update of the field of mesoscale atmospheric modeling. The topic of mesoscale modeling is developed from basic concepts in atmospheric physics.


New numerical and analytical tools are introduced. Problem sets are provided to test the comprehension of the material introduced in the text. The appendix provides summaries as of early 2001 of the framework and applications of a suite of mesoscale models.


To effectively utilize mesoscale dynamical simulations of the atmosphere, it is necessary to have an understanding of the basic physical and mathematical foundations of the models and to have an appreciation of how a particular atmospheric system works. Mesoscale Meteorological Modeling provides such an overview of mesoscale numerical modeling.

Audience: Graduate-level courses and researchers in the field of atmospheric science.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a useful reference for those interested in the theory and application of numerical models...a worthwhile addition to one's library."
-BAMS (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society)

"I recommend this book to all those interested in mesoscale meteorological modelling."
-Dale Hess, Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre
Australian Meteorological Magazine

From The Critics
The second edition of this resource for researchers and practitioners is expanded with the introduction of a new perspective on analyzing meteorological modeling capabilities. Fundamental conservation relations are introduced, equations are averaged to conform to a mesoscale model grid mesh, and types of models are discussed and their advantages and disadvantages are examined with respect to simulation of mesoscale phenomena. A transformation of the equations to a generalized coordinate representation is given, and the parameterizations in a mesoscale model of the planetary boundary layer, electromagnetic radiation, and moist thermodynamics are introduced. Mesoscale models are applied in a variety of studies, including weather prediction, regional and local climate assessments, and air pollution investigations. Problems are new to this edition. Pielke teaches atmospheric science at Colorado State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125547666
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Series: International Geophysics Series , #78
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 694
  • Product dimensions: 1.69 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to Second Edition
Foreword
1 Introduction 1
2 Basic Set of Equations 3
3 Simplification of the Basic Equations 22
4 Averaging the Conservation Relations 41
5 Physical and Analytic Modeling 58
6 Coordinate Transformations 122
7 Parameterization-Averaged Subgrid-Scale Fluxes 164
8 Averaged Radiation Flux Divergence 210
9 Parameterization of Moist Thermodynamic Processes 251
10 Methods of Solution 281
11 Boundary and Initial Conditions 347
12 Model Evaluation 442
13 Examples of Mesoscale Models 472
App. A The Solution of Eqs. (10-28) and (10-47) 531
App. B Model Summaries 534
App. C Summary of Several Cumulus Cloud Parameterization Schemes 550
App. D BATS, LAPS, and LEAF Comparison Tables 556
App. E Summary of Datasets (2000) 570
References 571
Index 661
List of Volumes in the Series 673
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