374 pages, 138 illustrations, 32 in colour
The book provides a comprehensive review of the historical development and the present status of ocean circulation models. The analysis extends from simple analytical approaches to the latest high-resolving numerical models with data assimilation.
The authors - pioneer scientists in ocean and shelf sea modelling - examine the evolution of Western and Eastern modelling conceptions during the second half of the last century. They present the current state-of-the-art in ocean climate modelling and offer examples for several oceans and shelf seas. The book contains a critical analysis of literature on ocean climate variability modelling, and of the strengths and weaknesses of major approaches. It explores the future developments in the field, with a focus on models based on the synthesis of numerical simulation and field observation, and on nonlinear thermodynamical model data synthesis.
Preface.- Mathematical Background and Methods of Ocean Modelling.- Simple Linear Models for Diagnostic Calculation of Ocean Climate Characteristics.- Nonlinear Models for Diagnostic, Prognostic and Adjustment Calculations of Ocean Climate Characteristics.- Synthesis of Models and Observed Data.- Modelling of Climate Variability in Selected Ocean Basins.- Modelling of Climate Variability of Selected Shelf Seas.
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Academician Artem Sarkisyan is a pioneer scientist in numerical modelling of ocean circulation, with more than half a century experience in the field. He is an author and co-author of more than 230 papers and 12 books, published in Russian, English and Chinese languages. He was a guest lecturer at the universities of Hamburg and Delhi and had talks at more than 50 international scientific meetings in more than 15 countries. He was engaged in many international programs including WOCE, POLYMODE, TOGA and acted as vice-president of IAPSO. Today he is an acting professor at the Moscow State University and Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Russian journal 'News, Atmospheric and Ocean Physics'.
Jurgen Sundermann is Professor Emeritus in Physical Oceanography of the University of Hamburg, Germany. He acted as the director of the Centre of Marine and Climate Research in Hamburg for 12 years, as vice-president of IAPSO, coordinator and reviewer of EU research projects, guest professor and scientist in Honolulu/USA, Novosibirsk/Russia, Pune/India, Ispra/Italy. He is a Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a member of AGU and AMS. He published 10 books and more than 100 papers in scientific journals.