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Land Surface Processes in Atmospheric General Circulation Models - P.S. Eagleson

Land Surface Processes in Atmospheric General Circulation Models

By: P.S. Eagleson (Editor)

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Published: 17th February 2011
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This 1982 book consists of papers presented at the World Climate Research Programme study conference on land surface processes held in Greenbelt, Maryland from 5 to 10 January 1981. The papers cover the following: the state of knowledge of the sensitivity of atmospheric general circulation models on hydrology and other land surface processes: assessment of the state of knowledge of numerical modelling of hydrology and other land surface processes at the scale of atmospheric general circulation models; recommendations for research activities; establishment of data requirements for initialization, validation, and parameter evaluation. This book will continue to be of interest to atmospheric scientists, soil physicists, hydrologists and climatologists.

Foreword
Introduction
Atmospheric General Circulation Models and Climate Simulations
Large-scale climate modelling and small-scale physical processes
Simulation of climate by general circulation models with hydrologic cycles
Current parameterizations of land-surface processes in atmospheric general circulation models
The sensitivity of numerically simulated climates to land surface conditions
The Microphysical Processes of Momentum, Heat and Water Transfers Across and Near the Surface of the Land
Vertical flux of moisture and heat at a bare soil surface
The vertical fluxes of heat and moisture at a vegetated land surface
Vertical flux of heat and moisture in snow and ice
Mesoscale Parameterizations of the Transfer Processes
Parameterization of hydrologic processes
dynamic hydro-thermal balances at macroscale
Land Surface Global Data Sets
Use of regional and global soils data for climate modelling
Land surface processes: vegetation
Data on snow cover and glaciers for the global climatic models
The shortwave albedo and the surface emissivity
Water balance
Acquisition of Land Surface Data
Possibilities for remote sensing of surface characteristics
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ISBN: 9780521107174
ISBN-10: 0521107172
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 572
Published: 17th February 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.01