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About this book
About this book
This 1982 book consists of papers presented at the World Climate Research Programme study conference on land surface processes held in Greenbelt, Maryland from 5 to 10 January 1981. The papers cover the following: the state of knowledge of the sensitivity of atmospheric general circulation models on hydrology and other land surface processes: assessment of the state of knowledge of numerical modelling of hydrology and other land surface processes at the scale of atmospheric general circulation models; recommendations for research activities; establishment of data requirements for initialization, validation, and parameter evaluation. This book will continue to be of interest to atmospheric scientists, soil physicists, hydrologists and climatologists.
Foreword; Introduction; Part I. Atmospheric General Circulation Models and Climate Simulations: 1. Large-scale climate modelling and small-scale physical processes J. Smagorinsky; 2. Simulation of climate by general circulation models with hydrologic cycles S. Manabe; 3. Current parameterizations of land-surface processes in atmospheric general circulation models D. J. Carson; 4. The sensitivity of numerically simulated climates to land surface conditions Y. Mintz; Part II. The Microphysical Processes of Momentum, Heat and Water Transfers Across and Near the Surface of the Land: 5. Vertical flux of moisture and heat at a bare soil surface W. H. Brutsaert; 6. The vertical fluxes of heat and moisture at a vegetated land surface L. J. Fritschen; 7. Vertical flux of heat and moisture in snow and ice M. Kuhn; Part III. Mesoscale Parameterizations of the Transfer Processes: 8. Parameterization of hydrologic processes J. C. I. Dooge; 9. dynamic hydro-thermal balances at macroscale P. S. Eagleson; Part IV. Land Surface Global Data Sets: 10. Use of regional and global soils data for climate modelling M. J. Gardiner; 11. Land surface processes: vegetation A. Perrier; 12. Data on snow cover and glaciers for the global climatic models V. M. Kotliakov and A. N. Krenke; 13. The shortwave albedo and the surface emissivity K. Ya. Kondratyev, V. I. Korzov, V. V. Mukhenberg and L. N. Dyachenko; 14. Water balance A. Baumgartner; Part V. Acquisition of Land Surface Data: 15. Possibilities for remote sensing of surface characteristics K. I. Itten.