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Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability - Eugenia Kalnay

Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability

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Published: 30th January 2003
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This comprehensive text and reference work on numerical weather prediction covers for the first time, not only methods for numerical modeling, but also the important related areas of data assimilation and predictability. It incorporates all aspects of environmental computer modeling including an historical overview of the subject, equations of motion and their approximations, a modern and clear description of numerical methods, and the determination of initial conditions using weather observations (an important new science known as data assimilation).

' ... a frisson of excitement accompanied the rumour that Eugenia Kalnay was writing a new book. Expectations were high, since she is a renowned expert in the field. She has not disappointed us.' Science & Technology

Historical overview
The continuous equations
Discretization of the equations
Introduction to the parameterizations of subgrid-scale physical processes
Data assimilation
Atmospheric predictability and ensemble forecasting
References
The early history of numerical weather prediction
List of acronyms
Coding and checking the linear tangent and adjoint models
Post processing of numerical model output to obtain station weather forecasts
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ISBN: 9780521796293
ISBN-10: 0521796296
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30th January 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.82