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

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Carlos R. Mechoso, M. Pontaud, L. Terray, E. Guilyardi, E. Sevault, D. B. Stephenson, O. Thual, C. S. Gwilliam, A. C. Coward, B. A. de Cuevas, D. J. Webb, E. Rourke, S. R. Thompson, K. Döös, S. G. H. Philander, T. Li, G. Lambert, Víctor O. Magaña-Rueda, Arturo I. Quintanar, Jorge Zavala, A. Parés-Sierra, J. Ochoa, J. Sheinbaum, Gerald A. Meehl, Warren M. Washington, Diana M. Liverman, Alfredo Cortés, Román Álvarez, Miguel A. Castillo, Gustavo Silva-Guerrero, Roberto Bonifaz, Brian Davis, Thomas T. Warner, Rong Lu, Richard P. Turco, Darrell W. Pepper, David B. Carrington, Ismael Pérez-García, Everett C. Nickerson, Elba Oritz, Jorge Gasca, Gustavo Sosa, Ma. Esther Ruiz, Luis Díaz, Gueorgui V. Mostovoi, YanChing Q. Zhang, Glenn T. Johnson, A. John Arnfield, Jan M. Herbert, M. D. Williams, G. Sosa, V. Mora, José A. Vergara, G. B. Raga, Ricardo Todling, Jing Guo, Arlindo da Silva, Cíntia Bertacchi Uvo, Carlos Alberto Repelli, Stephen Zebiak, Yohanan Kushnir, Marco De la Cruz-Heredia, G. W. Kent Moore, Carlos Alberto Repelli, José Maria Brabo Alves, Celeste C. Ferreira, Fernando A. A. Pimentel, Julio Sheinbaum, G. Báez, J. Flores, T. H. Seligman, Ismael Herrera, Abel Camacho, Joaquín Hernández, Jaime Garfias, G. Mejía, A. Watson, K. Mohanty, J. Nordtvedt
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  • Date Published: January 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521026048

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  • Increases in computer power and technology have rapidly advanced the applications of numerical modeling in environmental and earth sciences. The progress of numerical modeling 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 this volume constitute a wide-ranging and up-to-date account of modeling 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. This book forms an excellent introduction and overview for graduate students as well as a critical update for researchers.

    • 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
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    "A broad range of topics are discussed and, as stated above, the clarity of presentations is excellent due to the quality of the authors and, most probably to considerable efforts by the editors." Carl W. Kreitzberg, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society

    "The main advantage of this book is that the qualtiy and brevity of the articles provide the reader with an up-to-date overview of many aspects of computational atmospheric and oceanic problems...I recommend this book to expand the perspective of graduate students and modelers who need a break from intense concentration on details of their own problem." Carl W. Kreitzberg, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society

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    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521026048
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 187 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.538kg
    • contains: 121 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Participants
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    Preface
    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.

  • Editors

    Fernando García-García, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    Gerardo Cisneros, Cray Research de México, SA de CV

    Agustín Fernández-Eguiarte, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    Román Álvarez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    Contributors

    Carlos R. Mechoso, M. Pontaud, L. Terray, E. Guilyardi, E. Sevault, D. B. Stephenson, O. Thual, C. S. Gwilliam, A. C. Coward, B. A. de Cuevas, D. J. Webb, E. Rourke, S. R. Thompson, K. Döös, S. G. H. Philander, T. Li, G. Lambert, Víctor O. Magaña-Rueda, Arturo I. Quintanar, Jorge Zavala, A. Parés-Sierra, J. Ochoa, J. Sheinbaum, Gerald A. Meehl, Warren M. Washington, Diana M. Liverman, Alfredo Cortés, Román Álvarez, Miguel A. Castillo, Gustavo Silva-Guerrero, Roberto Bonifaz, Brian Davis, Thomas T. Warner, Rong Lu, Richard P. Turco, Darrell W. Pepper, David B. Carrington, Ismael Pérez-García, Everett C. Nickerson, Elba Oritz, Jorge Gasca, Gustavo Sosa, Ma. Esther Ruiz, Luis Díaz, Gueorgui V. Mostovoi, YanChing Q. Zhang, Glenn T. Johnson, A. John Arnfield, Jan M. Herbert, M. D. Williams, G. Sosa, V. Mora, José A. Vergara, G. B. Raga, Ricardo Todling, Jing Guo, Arlindo da Silva, Cíntia Bertacchi Uvo, Carlos Alberto Repelli, Stephen Zebiak, Yohanan Kushnir, Marco De la Cruz-Heredia, G. W. Kent Moore, Carlos Alberto Repelli, José Maria Brabo Alves, Celeste C. Ferreira, Fernando A. A. Pimentel, Julio Sheinbaum, G. Báez, J. Flores, T. H. Seligman, Ismael Herrera, Abel Camacho, Joaquín Hernández, Jaime Garfias, G. Mejía, A. Watson, K. Mohanty, J. Nordtvedt

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