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Averaging of Meteorological Fields : Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library - R.L. Kagan

Averaging of Meteorological Fields

Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library

By: R.L. Kagan, L.S. Gandin (Editor)

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Published: 31st October 1997
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Spatial and temporal averaging of observational data is widely used in many problems of meteorology, hydrology and related sciences. Several averaging methods have been proposed by various scientists and are used on a regular basis to obtain data averaged in space orfand in time, to yield data which are less influenced by random factors than initial point data are. The significance of averaging meteorological fields has substantially increased nowadays in connection with the problem of global climate change. However important as such change may be, it is very small as compared with the natural variability of atmospheric fields. An accurate averaging is absolutely necessary in order to discover a small climate change signal on the background of strong natural variability that acts as a random noise in this context. It is highly desirable not only to determine the averaged values themselves, but also to estimate the accuracy with which these values are known. To evaluate the accuracy of averaging is not a simple task mainly because the initial point values are not independent from each other, and interconnections between them substantially influence the averaging accuracy.

Editor's Preface
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 2
Statistical Description of Averaged Fieldsp. 19
The Accuracy of Averaging Discrete Datap. 87
Problems of Averaging Some Meteorological Fieldsp. 180
Practical Aspects of the Spatial Averaging of Meteorological Fieldsp. 212
Conclusionsp. 259
List of Symbolsp. 262
Referencesp. 264
Subject Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780792348016
ISBN-10: 079234801X
Series: Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 31st October 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.31