The book describes what these models are, what they are based on, how they function, and then, most innovatively, how they can be used to generate new useful knowledge about the environmental system.
Discusses this generation of knowledge by computer models from an epistemological perspective and illustrates it by numerous examples from applied and fundamental research.
Includes ample technical appendices and is a valuable source of information for graduate students and scientists alike working in the field of environmental sciences.
From the reviews:
"Peter Muller and Hans Von Storch present ... a collection of concepts and limitations for simulating atmospheric and oceanic processes. ... Most statements given in the book are explained and carefully supported by selected examples. ... The numerous examples and applications make the book remarkably demonstrative and easy to read. ... It is aimed at graduates students and scientists in the field of environmental sciences. I completely agree to this suggestion. They will certainly benefit from this book." (R. Scheirer, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 15 (6), 2006)
Series: GKSS School of Environmental Research
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.54