Dynamics of Climate - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483198903, 9781483223933

Dynamics of Climate

1st Edition

The Proceedings of a Conference on the Application of Numerical Integration Techniques to the Problem of the General Circulation Held October 26-28, 1955

Editors: Richard L Pfeffer
eBook ISBN: 9781483223933
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1960
Page Count: 154
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Dynamics of Climate covers the proceedings of a Conference on the Application of Numerical Integration Techniques to the Problem of the General Circulation, held in Princeton University on October 26-28, 1955. This conference considers the problems involved in studying the general circulation of the earth's atmosphere by the numerical integration of suitable mathematical models. This book is organized into five parts encompassing 20 chapters. After providing a brief introduction to the subject, this book goes on dealing with the problem of forecasting climatic fluctuations. The second part discusses the numerical prediction and the general circulation of the atmosphere up to mean zonal circulation cause by topography and heating. The third part surveys other studies of the general circulation and climatic change, particularly the Earth's atmosphere and the main effect of the unequal heating. The fourth part covers the radiation studies including problems involved in introducing the long-wave radiative effects and the potential theory formulation of radiative-heat transfer which unveils some notations that will be used to express mathematical statements. The fifth part looks into the energy transformation, further researches, and other applications of these discoveries. This book is of value to meteorologists, mathematicians, and researchers in other climate-related fields.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface I. Introductory Talks Summary of the Welcoming Addresses Purpose of the Conference II. Numerical Methods and Related Topics Some Remarks on the Problem of Forecasting Climatic Fluctuations Numerical Prediction and the General Circulation The General Circulation of the Atmosphere: a Numerical Experiment On the Design of a Numerical Experiment for the Study of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere On the Incorporation of Non-adiabatic Effects in Numerical Integration Models for the Study of the General Circulation Remarks on the Problem of Long-Range Weather Prediction A Synopsis of Research on Quasi-Stationary Perturbations of the Mean Zonal Circulation Caused by Topography and Heating III. Other Studies of the General Circulation and Climatic Change Some Comments on the General Circulation and Plans of the M.I.T. Project for Studies of the General Circulation by Numerical Methods A Review of Research Conducted by the General Circulation Project at the Johns Hopkins University Ageostrophic Corrections to the Computed Poleward Flux of Angular Momentum Experimental Models of Rotating Fluids and Possible Avenues for Future Research Theoretical Findings Concerning the Effects of Heating and Rotation on the Mechanism of Energy Release in Rotating Fluid Systems Generation of Available Potential Energy and the Intensity of the General Circulation Possible Causes of Climatic Fluctuations The Heating Distribution in the Atmosphere and Climatic Change IV. Radiation Studies Problems Involved in Introducing Long-Wave Radiative Effects into Mathematical Models of the Atmospheric Circulation A Potential Theory Formulation of Radiant-Heat Transfer V. Discussion Energy Transformation Processes in Phillips' Model and in the Atmosphere Truncation Error Avenues for Future Research Heating Functions Discussion on Smag


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