Description

Meteorology at the Millennium details recent advances in meteorology and explores its interfaces with science, technology, and society. Ways in which modern meteorology is contributing to the developments in other sciences are described, as well as how atmospheric scientists are learning from colleagues in related disciplines. Meteorology at the Millennium will serve as a point of reference for students and researchers of meteorology and climatology for many years to come. The areas covered include weather prediction at the millennium, climate variability and change, atmosphere-ocean coupling, the biogeochemical system, weather on other planets. This book is a compilation of the best invited papers presented at a conference celebrating the 150 years of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMS).

Readership

Graduate and research climatologists, meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, academic libraries.

Table of Contents

Section I: Weather Prediction at the Millennium Palmer (Forecasting uncertainty) Thorpe (Extratropical cyclones) Williamson (Numerical errors) Schar (Mountain effects) Peltier (Turbulence) Emanuel (Role of water) Fabry (New observational techniques) Joly (New weather map analysis) Lynch (History of Weather Prediction) Section II: Climate variability and change Shine (Climate uncertainties) Jones (Observations) Hurrell (Climate change and the annual cycle) Mitchell (Anthropogenic v natural changes) Slingo (Role of radiation) Harries (Radiation observations) Section III: The atmosphere and oceans Rodwell (Atmosphere-ocean coupled models) Webster (Monsoons and coupled models) Woods (Laminar flow in the oceanic surface layers) Wunsch (Oceanographic observations) Section IV: The Biogeochemical system Liss (Oceanic and land biota) Cox (The carbon cycle and model verification) Section V: Middle atmosphere and solar physics: Other planets and epochs McIntyre (Middle atmosphere processes and solar physics) Ingersol (Survey of other planets) Valdes (Understanding past climatic changes)

Details

No. of pages:
333
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780125480352
Electronic ISBN:
9780080511498

About the editor

Robert Pearce

Affiliations and Expertise

The Royal Meteorological Society, U.K.