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Lagrangian Modeling of the Atmosphere


Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 200

By: John Lin (Editor), Dominik Brunner (Editor), Christoph Gerbig (Editor), Andreas Stohl (Editor), Ashok Luhar (Editor), Peter Webley (Editor)

350 pages, Illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | May 2013 | #230814 | ISBN-13: 9780875904900
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Trajectory-based ("Lagrangian") atmospheric transport and dispersion modeling has gained in popularity and sophistication over the previous several decades. It is common practice now for researchers around the world to apply Lagrangian models to a wide spectrum of issues.

Lagrangian Modeling of the Atmosphere is a comprehensive volume that includes sections on Lagrangian modeling theory, model applications, and tests against observations.


      John C. Lin, Dominik Brunner, and Christoph Gerbig vii
Lagrangian Modeling of the Atmosphere: An Introduction
      John C. Lin 1

Section I: Turbulent Dispersion: Theory and Parameterization
Turbulent Dispersion: Theory and Parameterization—Overview
      Ashok K. Luhar 15
History of Lagrangian Stochastic Models for Turbulent Dispersion
      D. J. Thomson and J. D. Wilson 19
Lagrangian Particle Modeling of Dispersion in Light Winds
      Ashok K. Luhar 37
"Rogue Velocities" in a Lagrangian Stochastic Model for Idealized Inhomogeneous Turbulence
      John D. Wilson 53
How Can We Satisfy the Well-Mixed Criterion in Highly Inhomogeneous Flows? A Practical Approach
      John C. Lin and Christoph Gerbig 59

Section II: Transport in Geophysical Fluids
Transport in Geophysical Fluids—Overview
      Peter Haynes 73
Out of Flatland: Three-Dimensional Aspects of Lagrangian Transport in Geophysical Fluids
      Mohamed H. M. Sulman, Helga S. Huntley, B. L. Lipphardt Jr., and A. D. Kirwan Jr 77
A Lagrangian Method for Simulating Geophysical Fluids
      Patrick Haertel 85
Entropy-Based and Static Stability–Based Lagrangian Model Grids
      Paul Konopka, Felix Ploeger, and Rolf Müller 99
Moisture Sources and Large-Scale Dynamics Associated With a Flash Flood Event
      Margarida L. R. Liberato, Alexandre M. Ramos, Ricardo M. Trigo, Isabel F. Trigo, Ana María Durán-Quesada, Raquel Nieto, and Luis Gimeno 111
The Association Between the North Atlantic Oscillation and the Interannual Variability of the Tropospheric Transport Pathways in Western Europe
      J. A. G. Orza, M. Cabello, V. Galiano, A. T. Vermeulen, and A. F. Stein 127

Section III: Applications of Lagrangian Modeling: Greenhouse Gases
Applications of Lagrangian Modeling: Greenhouse Gases—Overview
      Christoph Gerbig 145
Estimating Surface-Air Gas Fluxes by Inverse Dispersion Using a Backward Lagrangian Stochastic Trajectory Model
      J. D. Wilson, T. K. Flesch, and B. P. Crenna 149
Linking Carbon Dioxide Variability at Hateruma Station to East Asia Emissions by Bayesian Inversion
      Jiye Zeng, Hideaki Nakajima, Tsuneo Matsunaga, Hitoshi Mukai, Kaduo Hiraki, and Yasuhiro Yokota 163
The Use of a High-Resolution Emission Data Set in a Global Eulerian-Lagrangian Coupled Model
      T. Oda, A. Ganshin, M. Saito, R. J. Andres, R. Zhuravlev, Y. Sawa, R. E. Fisher, M. Rigby, D. Lowry, K. Tsuboi, H. Matsueda, E. G. Nisbet, R. Toumi, A. Lukyanov, and S. Maksyutov 173
Toward Assimilation of Observation-Derived Mixing Heights to Improve Atmospheric Tracer Transport Models
      Roberto Kretschmer, Frank-Thomas Koch, Dietrich G. Feist, Gionata Biavati, Ute Karstens, and Christoph Gerbig 185
Estimating European Halocarbon Emissions Using Lagrangian Backward Transport Modeling and in Situ Measurements at the Jungfraujoch High-Alpine Site
      Dominik Brunner, Stephan Henne, Christoph A. Keller, Martin K. Vollmer, Stefan Reimann, and Brigitte Buchmann 207

Section IV: Atmospheric Chemistry
Atmospheric Chemistry in Lagrangian Models—Overview
      Dominik Brunner 225
Global-Scale Tropospheric Lagrangian Particle Models With Linear Chemistry
      S. Henne, C. Schnadt Poberaj, S. Reimann, and D. Brunner 235
Quantitative Attribution of Processes Affecting Atmospheric Chemical Concentrations by Combining a Time-Reversed Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model and a Regression Approach
      Joshua Benmergui, Sangeeta Sharma, Deyong Wen, and John C. Lin 251

Section V: Operational/Emergency Modeling
Operational Emergency Preparedness Modeling—Overview
      Andreas Stohl 267
Operational Volcanic Ash Cloud Modeling: Discussion on Model Inputs, Products, and the Application of Real-Time Probabilistic Forecasting
      P. W. Webley and T. Steensen 271
A Bayesian Method to Rank Different Model Forecasts of the Same Volcanic Ash Cloud
      Roger P. Denlinger, Peter Webley, Larry G. Mastin, and Hans Schwaiger 299
Review and Validation of MicroSpray, a Lagrangian Particle Model of Turbulent Dispersion
      G. Tinarelli, L. Mortarini, S. Trini Castelli, G. Carlino, J. Moussafir, C. Olry, P. Armand, and D. Anfossi 311
Lagrangian Models for Nuclear Studies: Examples and Applications
      D. Arnold, P. Seibert, H. Nagai, G. Wotawa, P. Skomorowski, K. Baumann-Stanzer, E. Polreich, M. Langer, A. Jones, M. Hort, S. Andronopoulos, J. G. Bartzis, E. Davakis, P. Kaufmann, and A. Vargas 329

AGU Category Index 349

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