An Introduction to Global Spectral Modeling by T. N. KrishnamurtiAn Introduction to Global Spectral Modeling by T. N. Krishnamurti

An Introduction to Global Spectral Modeling

byT. N. Krishnamurti, H. S. Bedi, V. M. Hardiker

Hardcover | February 1, 1997

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This book is an indispensable guide to the methods used by nearly all major weather forecast centers in the United States, England, Japan, India, France, and Australia. Designed for senior-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students, the book provides an introduction to globalspectral modeling. It begins with an introduction to elementary finite-difference methods and moves on towards the gradual description of sophisticated dynamical and physical models in spherical coordinates. Topics include computational aspects of the spectral transform method, the planetaryboundary layer physics, the physics of precipitation processes in large-scale models, the radiative transfer including effects of diagnostic clouds and diurnal cycle, the surface energy balance over land and ocean, and the treatment of mountains. The discussion of model initialization includes thetreatment of normal modes and physical processes, and the concluding chapter covers the spectral energetics as a diagnostic tool for model evaluation.
T.N. Krishnamurti, H.S. Bedi, and V.M. Hardiker are all at Florida State University, Tallahassee.
Title:An Introduction to Global Spectral ModelingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.29 × 6.18 × 0.71 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195094735

ISBN - 13:9780195094732

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. An Introduction to finite differencing3. Time-differencing schemes4. What is a spectral model?5. Lower-order spectral model6. Mathematical aspects of spectral models7. Multilevel global spectral model8. Physical processes9. Initialization procedures10. Spectral energetics

Editorial Reviews

"[P]resents thoroughly the mathematics involved in modeling . . . storms, forecasting their paths, and understanding associated atmospheric dynamics. This book is intensively mathematical, with a focus on differential and integral calculus. . . . With respect to integral calculus, the sectionof the book on Gauss quadrature is interesting and unique . . . The two chapters on physical processes and initialization procedures are equally well written and explain the physical processes that must be accounted for in models . . . [I]f at all intrigued by how sophisticated weather forecastinghas become . . . , then a reader will find this book not only interesting, but thorough enough to enable model development if that is a goal. Problems are presented at the end of each chapter, so this book can be used as a text in the classroom. Researchers involved in the modeling of turbulence,ocean systems, and tectonic systems may also value the presentations in this book."--Mathematical Geology