Modelling Ocean Climate Variability by Artem S. SarkisyanModelling Ocean Climate Variability by Artem S. Sarkisyan

Modelling Ocean Climate Variability

byArtem S. Sarkisyan, Jürgen Sündermann

Hardcover | May 29, 2009

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In this wide-ranging and comprehensive review of the historical development and current status of ocean circulation models, the analysis extends from simple analytical approaches to the latest high-resolution numerical models with data assimilation. The authors, both of whom are pioneer scientists in ocean and shelf sea modelling, look back at the evolution of Western and Eastern modelling methodologies during the second half of the last century. They also present the very latest information on ocean climate modelling and offer examples for a number of oceans and shelf seas.

The book includes a critical analysis of literature on ocean climate variability modelling, as well as assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the best-known modelling techniques. It also anticipates future developments in the field, focusing on models based on a synthesis of numerical simulation and field observation, and on nonlinear thermodynamic model data synthesis.

Academician Artem Sarkisyan is currently acting professor at the Moscow State University. He is a pioneer scientist in numerical modeling of ocean circulation, with more than half a century of experience in the field. He is the author and co-author of more than 230 papers and 12 books, published in Russian, English and Chinese, and has...
Title:Modelling Ocean Climate VariabilityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:374 pagesPublished:May 29, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402092075

ISBN - 13:9781402092077


Table of Contents

Mathematical Background and Methods of Ocean Modelling.- Simple Linear Models for Diagnostic Calculation of Ocean Climate Characteristics.- Nonlinear Models for Diagnostic, Prognostic and Adjustment Calculations of Ocean Climate Characteristics.- Synthesis of Models and Observed Data.- Modelling of Climate Variability in Selected Ocean Basins.- Modelling Climate Variability of Selected Shelf Seas.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book presents a comprehensive overview of mathematical and numerical ocean circulation modeling and focuses as such on the current state of the art of the discipline as well as on aspects concerning the historical development of the subject . . The book addresses a broad audience interested in large-scale oceanic and marine circulations and their variability . ." (Nina Kirchner, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1181, 2010)"For those who want to understand or extend the ideas leading to our present understanding of ocean circulation and the equations that encapsulate it, this book is truly enjoyable reading. There are not many recent books where the connection from modern modeling to the intellectual quest of the last century to understand the oceans is so clearly made." (Baylor Fox-Kemper, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, June, 2011)