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To effectively utilize mesoscale dynamical simulations of the atmosphere, it is necessary to have an understanding 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. Starting with fundamental concepts, this text can be used to evaluate the scientific basis of any simulation model that has been or will be developed. Basic material is provided for the beginner as well as more in-depth treatment for the specialist. This text is useful to both the practitioner and the researcher of the mesoscale phenomena.
Audience: Graduate-level courses and researchers in the field of atmospheric science.
"I recommend this book to all those interested in mesoscale meteorological modelling."
-Dale Hess, Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre
Australian Meteorological Magazine
Preface. Introduction. Basic Set of Equations. Simplification of the Basic Equations. Averaging the Conservation Relations. Types of Models. Coordinate Transformations. Parameterization—Averaged Subgrid Scale Fluxes. Averaged Radiation Flux Divergence. Parameterization of Moist Thermodynamic Processes. Methods of Solution. Boundary and Initial Conditions. Model Evaluation. Examples of Mesoscale Models. The Solution of Equations with Periodic Boundary Conditions. Model Summary. References. Index.