Modeling Dynamic Climate Systems / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer New York
The dynamics of the atmosphere, ocean, and climate are inherently nonlinear and complex, making computer models ideal for accurate, complete understanding of these systems. In the process of building and using models, the reader of this book will learn how the different components of climate systems function, interact with each other, and vary over time. Topics covered include the stability of climate, earth's energy balance, parcel dynamics in the atmosphere, the mechanisms of heat transport in the climate system, and mechanisms of climate variability. Special attention is given to the effects of climate change. Walter A. Robinson is Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamaign.
Table of ContentsSeries Preface * Preface * Two Paradigms of Stability * Models of the Global Climate * Thermodynamics and Dynamics in the Vertical * Dynamics of Horizontal Motion * Dynamics of Circulation and Vorticity * Dynamical Models of the Climate * Climate Variations * Appendix