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Computer Modelling in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences : Building Knowledge - Peter Muller

Computer Modelling in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Building Knowledge

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9783540203537
Number Of Pages: 304

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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)

Introduction: Models
Environmental systems
Tides and climate
Quasi-realistic computer models
Application
Issues
Computer Models: Dynamics
Numerics
Computers
Models as dynamical systems
Models as stochastic systems
Predictability
Models and Data: Validation
Data assimilation
Calibration
Tides and Climate: Tidal system
The climate system
Modelling in Applied Environmental Sciences - Forecasting, Analysis and Scenarios: Introduction
Predictions and forecasts
Data analysis
Scenarios
Secondary applications
Application in Fundamental Science - Simulation and Hypothesis Testing: Introduction
Hypothesis testing
Specification of reduced models
Simulating the unobservable
Conclusions: Issue: Trustworthiness
Issue: Reduction of information
Issue: Social and psychological conditioning
New and old models
Further issues
Final conclusions
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ISBN: 9783540203537
ISBN-10: 3540203532
Series: GKSS School of Environmental Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54