The Development of Atmospheric General Circulation Models: Complexity, Synthesis and Computation (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Development of Atmospheric General Circulation Models Presents unique perspectives from leading researchers on the development and application of atmospheric general circulation models in meteorology and climatology.
- Published: 14 February 2011
- Format: Hardback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521190060 ISBN 10: 0521190061
- Sales rank: 1,407,559
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Full description for The Development of Atmospheric General Circulation Models
Presenting a comprehensive discussion of general circulation models of the atmosphere, this book covers their historical and contemporary development, their societal context, and current efforts to integrate these models into wider earth-system models. Leading researchers provide unique perspectives on the scientific breakthroughs, overarching themes, critical applications, and future prospects for atmospheric general circulation models. Key interdisciplinary links to other subject areas such as chemistry, oceanography and ecology are also highlighted. This book is a core reference for academic researchers and professionals involved in atmospheric physics, meteorology and climate science, and can be used as a resource for graduate-level courses in climate modeling and numerical weather prediction. Given the critical role that atmospheric general circulation models are playing in the intense public discourse on climate change, it is also a valuable resource for policy makers and all those concerned with the scientific basis for the ongoing public-policy debate.