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Introduction to Climate Modelling

By: Thomas Stocker

179 pages, diagrams

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jun 2011 | #184562 | ISBN-13: 9783642007729
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About this book

In this work, a three tier approach is presented: fundamental dynamical concepts of climate processes; their mathematical formulation based on balance equations; and, the necessary numerical techniques to solve these equations. This book showcases the global energy balance of the climate system and feedback processes that determine the climate sensitivity, initial-boundary value problems, energy transport in the climate system, large-scale ocean circulation and abrupt climate change.


Contents

Introduction.- Model Hierarchy and Simplified Climate Models.- Describing Transports of Energy and Matter.- Energy Transport in the Climate System and its Parameterisation.- Initial Value and Boundary Value Problems.- Large-scale Circulation in the Ocean.- Large-scale Circulation in the Atmosphere.- Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions.- Multiple Equilibria in the Climate System.- Index

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