Climate Change: Multidecadal and Beyond by Chih-Pei Chang

Climate Change: Multidecadal and Beyond

byChih-Pei Chang, Michael Ghil, Mojib Latif;John M Wallace

Kobo ebook | August 6, 2015

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This book focuses on two major challenges in the climate sciences: 1) to describe the decadal-to-centennial variations in instrumental and proxy records; and 2) to distinguish between anthropogenic variations and natural variability. The National Taiwan University invited some of the world's leading experts across the areas of observational analysis, mathematical theory, and modeling to discuss these two issues. The outcome of the meeting is the 23 chapters in this book that review the state of the art in theoretical, observational and modeling research on internal, unforced and externally forced climate variability. The main conclusion of this research is that internal climate variability on decadal and longer time scales is so large that sidestepping it may lead to false estimates of the climate's sensitivity to anthropogenic forcing.

World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate is indexed in SCOPUS.

Contents:

  • Attribution of Climate Change in the Presence of Internal Variability (John M Wallace, Clara Deser, Brian V Smoliak, and Adam S Phillips)
  • A Mathematical Theory of Climate Sensitivity or, How to Deal With Both Anthropogenic Forcing and Natural Variability? (Michael Ghil)
  • Fluctuation-dissipation Theorem with Application to Climate Change Studies with Seasonal Impact (Xiaoming Wang)
  • Parametrization of Cross-scale Interaction in Multiscale Systems (Jeroen Wouters and Valerio Lucarini)
  • Dynamics of Nonlinear Error Growth and the "Spring Predictability Barrier" for El Niño Predictions (Wansuo Duan and Mu Mu)
  • An Adaptive Approach for Nonlinear and Nonstationary Data Analysis (Norden E Huang)
  • Internal Southern Ocean Centennial Variability: Dynamics, Impacts and Implications for Global Warming (Mojib Latif, Torge Martin, Wonsun Park, and Mohammad H Bordbar)
  • Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and Climate (Rong Zhang)
  • North Atlantic Multi-Decadal Variability — Mechanisms and Predictability (Noel S Keenlyside, Jin Ba, Jennifer Mecking, Nour-Eddine Omrani, Mojib Latif, Rong Zhang, and Rym Msadek)
  • A Review of the Dynamics of Pacific Interdecadal Climate Variability (Zhengyu Liu)
  • Global-Scale Decadal Hyper Modes (Dietmar Dommenget)
  • Evidence for a Recurrent Multi-Decadal Oscillation in Global Temperature and Possible Impacts on 21st Century Climate Projections (Ka-Kit Tung and Jiansong Zhou)
  • Variability of Sea Ice Extent Over Decadal and Longer Timescales (John E Walsh and William L Chapman)
  • Multi-year Prediction and Predictability (Timothy DelSole, Michael K Tippett, and Liwei Jia)
  • Decadal Hydroclimate Variability Across the Americas (Richard Seager)
  • The Interhemispheric Pattern and Long-Term Variations in the Tropical Climate over the 20th and 21st Centuries (John C H Chiang)
  • Climate of China in the Holocene (Wang Shaowu, Wen Xinyu, and Huang Jianbin)
  • North Atlantic Hurricane Activity: Past, Present and Future (Rym Msadek, Gabriel A Vecchi, and Thomas R Knutson)
  • Observed Variations of Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Activity on Decadal Time Scales and Longer (Johnny C L Chan)
  • Record-Breaking Increase of Tropical Cyclone Heavy Rainfall in Taiwan in the First Decade of 21st Century (Chih-Pei Chang, Hung-Chi Kuo, and Chung-Hsiung Sui)
  • Multi-Decadal Variability in Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall Using Proxy Data (Bhupendra N Goswami, Ramesh H Kripalani, Hemant P Borgaonkar, and Bhaskar Preethi)
  • The South-Flood North-Drought Pattern Over Eastern China and the Drying of the Gangetic Plain (Sumant Nigam, Yongjing Zhao, Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas, and Tianjun Zhou)
  • Impacts of Aerosols on the Asian Monsoon — An Interim Assessment (William K M Lau and Kyu-Myong Kim)

Readership: Graduate students, academics and researchers in atmospheric sciences, oceanography, mathematics, and climate change.

Title:Climate Change: Multidecadal and BeyondFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 6, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814579947

ISBN - 13:9789814579940

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