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Numerical Simulations in the Environmental and Earth Sciences: Proceedings of the Second UNAM-CRAY Supercomputing Conference

Diverse and topical
Emphasis on developing countries, where environmental change may be severe
Both an excellent introduction and overview for graduate students, and a critical update for researchers

By: Fernando García García (Editor), Gerard Cisneros (Editor), Agustín Fernández-Eguiarte (Editor), Román Álvarez (Editor)

304 pages, 121 illustrations, 19 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 2007 | #160615 | ISBN-13: 9780521026048
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The progress of numerical modelling in atmospheric, oceanic and geophysical sciences was the topic of an international conference held by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The review articles and research papers in Numerical Simulations in the Environmental and Earth Sciences constitute a wide-ranging and up-to-date account of modelling environmental and earth processes through a variety of numerical simulations. Sections are devoted to such topics as general circulation models and global change, methods of geophysical data assimilation, and mathematical and computational methods with geophysical applications. Numerical Simulations in the Environmental and Earth Sciences forms an excellent introduction and overview for graduate students as well as a critical update for researchers.

"[...] there are numerous excellent articles and the book gives a reasonable introduction to those researchers and graduate students who have some knowledge to the topic."
– D. B. Ingham, Contemporary Physics


Scientific Committee
Organizing Committee

Part I. General Circulation Models and Global Change:
1. A general circulation model of the atmosphere-ocean system
2. Coupled ocean-atmosphere modeling: computing and scientific aspects
3. The OCCAM global ocean model
4. Climatic asymmetries relative to the equator
5. On the use of a general circulation model to study regional climate
6. A numerical study of the circulation and sea surface temperature of the Gulf of Mexico
7. Pacific region CO2 climate change in a global coupled climate model
8. Prospects and problems in modeling the impacts of climate change in Latin America
9. PIXSAT, a digital image processing system in a CRAY-UNIX environment
10. Marine productivity seasonal forecast along the Ecuadorian coastal zone based on physical models of ENSO
11. Land cover classification by means of satellite imagery and supercomputer resources

Part. II. Dispersion and Mesoscale Modeling:
12. Environmental applications of mesoscale atmospheric models
13. An integrated air pollution modeling system: application to the Los Angeles Basin
14. An h-adapting finite element model for atmospheric transport of pollutants
15. The applicability of a mesoscale model in the Valley of Mexico during extreme air pollution episodes
16. Mexico city air quality simulations under different fuel consumption scenarios
17. Numerical modeling of pollutant particle diffusion in the atmospheric boundary layer
18. Investigating the dispersion inside idealized urban street canyons using a k-epsilon turbulence model
19. Coupling of an urban dispersion model and an energy-budget model
20. A mesoscale meteorological model to predict windflow in the Valley of Mexico
21. Some experiments with a three-dimensional semi-lagrangian and semiimplicit cloud model
22. Large eddy modeling of stratocumulus clouds

Part III. Geophysical Data Assimilation:
23. Computational aspects of Kalman filtering and smoothing for atmospheric data assimilation
24. Computational aspects of Goddard's physical-space statistical analysis system (PSAS)
25. A study on the influence of the Pacific and Atlantic SST on the northeast Brazil monthly precipitation using singular value decomposition
26. Numerically efficient methods applicable to the eigenvalue problems arising in linear stability analysis
27. Use of canonical correlation analysis to predict the spatial rainfall variability over northeast Brazil
28. Identification of the ITCZ axis by computational techniques
29. Variational assimilation of acoustic tomography data and point observations: some comparisons and suggestions to perform error analysis

Part IV. Methods and Applications in Geophysics:
30. Do man-made obstacles produce dynamical p-wave localization in Mexico City earthquakes?
31. Domain decomposition methods for model parallelization
32. Parallelization using th-collocation
32. A method for simultaneous estimation of multiphase relative permeability and capillary pressure functions

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