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Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series : Inverse Problems in Atmospheric Constituent Transport - I. G. Enting

Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series

Inverse Problems in Atmospheric Constituent Transport


Published: 1st June 2002
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The critical role of trace gases in global atmospheric change makes an improved understanding of these gases imperative. Measurements of the distributions of these gases in space and time provide important information, but the interpretation of this information often involves ill-conditioned model inversions. A variety of techniques have therefore been developed to analyze these problems. Inverse Problems in Atmospheric Constituent Transport is the first book to give comprehensive coverage of work on this topic. The trace gas inversion problem is presented in general terms and the various different approaches are unified by treating the inversion problem as one of statistical estimation. Later chapters demonstrate the application of these methods to studies of carbon dioxide, methane, halocarbons and other gases implicated in global climate change. This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers embarking upon studies of global atmospheric change, biogeochemical cycles and Earth systems science.

Atmospheric transport and transport models
Time series estimation
Observations of atmospheric composition
The sources and sinks
Problem formulation
Analysis of model error
Green's functions and synthesis inversion
Time-stepping inversions
Non-linear inversion techniques
Experimental design
Recent Applications
Global carbon dioxide
Global methane
Halocarbons and other global-scale studies
Regional inversions
Constraining atmospheric transport
Numerical data
Abbreviations and acronyms
Data source acknowledgements
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ISBN: 9780521812108
ISBN-10: 0521812100
Series: Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 1st June 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.6 x 18.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.85