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Global Energy and Water Cycles

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Richard D. Rosen, Taikan Oki, Eugenia Kalnay, Ming Ji, Arun Kumar, Hua-lu Pan, Suranjana Saha, Glenn White, Milija Zupanski, David Williamson, Graeme L. Stephens, Peter V. Hobbs, T. Hauf, S. Brinkop, Peter Jonas, D. Rosenfeld, C. G. Collier, Peter K. Taylor, Kristina B. Katsaros, Raymond W. Schmit, J. L. Monteith, P. J. Gregory, Eric F. Wood, Jean-Claude André, Joël Noilhan, Jean-Paul Goutorbe, M. W. Moncrieff, W.-K. Tao, David Gregory, Andrew Bushell, Andrew Brown, Anton C. M. Beljaars, Pedro Viterbo, Kevin E. Trenberth, Christian J. Guillemot, P. C. D. Milly, Peter Rowntree, E. Todini, L. Dümenil, Moustafa T. Chahine
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  • Date Published: April 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521032858

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  • The abundance of water in all three phases makes the Earth unique in the Solar System. Knowledge of the fluxes and changes of phase of water is essential for an understanding of weather, climate, and life itself. This book provides a state-of-the-art treatment of advances in our understanding through improvements in global models, in the representation of the processes included in the models, and in related observations. It deals with fluxes within the atmosphere, at and beneath the land and ocean surface, and the interaction between them. In order to provide authoritative and coherent coverage of an area of environmental science that is developing rapidly, the book draws on the expertise of many of the world's leading researchers across a wide range of meteorology, hydrology and oceanography.

    • Addresses the basic physics of a critical resource: water
    • Bridges the gap between hydrology and meteorology
    • Contributors are the world's leading experts in their fields
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    "Almost all of the relevant processes involved in the water and energy cycle...have their own subsections in the book. These include such diverse fields as numerical schemes for water-vapour advection, cloud physics, the movement of water through the soil and the ocean's response to fresh water. Each section presents cutting edge science, emphasizes uncertainties and projects what future research is needed and likely." Nature

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    • Date Published: April 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521032858
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 280 x 209 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.689kg
    • contains: 174 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    Foreword
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. The Global Energy and Water Cycles:
    1. The global energy cycle Richard D. Rosen
    2. The global water cycle Taikan Oki
    Part II. Global Atmospheric Models, Data Assimilation and Applications to the Energy and Water Cycles:
    3. Atmospheric models for weather prediction and climate simulations Eugenia Kalnay
    4. Numerical approximations for global atmospheric models David Williamson
    5. Parameterization of subgrid-scale processes Hua-lu Pan
    6. Principles of data assimilation Milija Zupanski and Eugenia Kalnay
    7. Estimation of the global energy and water cycle from global data assimilation Glenn White and Suranjana Saha
    8. Coupled atmosphere-ocean modeling for climate simulation and prediction Ming Ji and Arun Kumar
    Part III. Atmospheric Processes and their Large-Scale Effects:
    9. Radiative effects of clouds and water vapour Graeme L. Stephens
    10. Effects of aerosols on clouds and radiation Peter V. Hobbs
    11. Vertical transport processes T. Hauf and S. Brinkop
    12. Precipitating cloud systems Peter Jonas
    Part IV. Surface and Sub-Surface Processes:
    13. Estimating surface precipitation D. Rosenfeld and C. G. Collier
    14. Air-sea fluxes and their estimation Peter K. Taylor and Kristina B. Katsaros
    15. The ocean's response to the freshwater cycle Raymond W. Schmitt
    16. Physical and physiological feedback constraining evaporation from land surfaces J. L. Monteith
    17. Soil water P. J. Gregory
    18. Surface runoff and subsurface redistribution of water Eric F. Wood
    Part V. Use of Small-Scale Models and Observational Data to Investigate Coupled Processes:
    19. Mesoscale field experiments and models Jean-Claude André, Joël Noilhan and Jean-Paul Goutorbe
    20. Cloud-resolving models M. W. Moncrieff and W.-K. Tao
    Part VI. Examples of the Use of GCMs to Investigate Effects of Coupled Processes:
    21. The interaction of convective and turbulent fluxes in general circulation models David Gregory, Andrew Bushell and Andrew Brown
    22. Soil moisture-precipitation interaction: experience with two land surface schemes in the ECWMF model Anton C. M. Beljaars and Pedro Viterbo
    Part VII. Continental-Scale Water Budgets:
    23. Estimating evaporation-minus-precipitation as a residual of the atmospheric water budget Kevin E. Trenberth and Christian J. Guillemot
    24. Factors determining the partitioning of precipitation into evaporation and runoff P. C. D. Milly
    25. The water budget of a middle latitude continental region: a modelling and observational study Peter Rowntree
    26. Estimating large scale run-off E. Todini and L. Dümenil
    Part VIII. The Way Forward:
    27. Toward an integrated land-atmosphere-ocean hydrology Moustafa T. Chahine
    Index.

  • Editors

    K. A. Browning, University of Reading

    R. J. Gurney, University of Reading

    Contributors

    Richard D. Rosen, Taikan Oki, Eugenia Kalnay, Ming Ji, Arun Kumar, Hua-lu Pan, Suranjana Saha, Glenn White, Milija Zupanski, David Williamson, Graeme L. Stephens, Peter V. Hobbs, T. Hauf, S. Brinkop, Peter Jonas, D. Rosenfeld, C. G. Collier, Peter K. Taylor, Kristina B. Katsaros, Raymond W. Schmit, J. L. Monteith, P. J. Gregory, Eric F. Wood, Jean-Claude André, Joël Noilhan, Jean-Paul Goutorbe, M. W. Moncrieff, W.-K. Tao, David Gregory, Andrew Bushell, Andrew Brown, Anton C. M. Beljaars, Pedro Viterbo, Kevin E. Trenberth, Christian J. Guillemot, P. C. D. Milly, Peter Rowntree, E. Todini, L. Dümenil, Moustafa T. Chahine

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