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Meteorology & climatology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Meteorology & climatology category. Presented with a red border are the Meteorology & climatology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Meteorology & climatology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Weather, Macroweather, and the Climate Our Random Yet Predictable Atmosphere

Weather, Macroweather, and the Climate Our Random Yet Predictable Atmosphere

Author: Shaun (Professor of Physics, Professor of Physics, McGill University) Lovejoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2019

Weather, Macroweather, and the Climate is an insider's attempt to explain as simply as possible how to understand the atmospheric variability that occurs over an astonishing range of scales: from millimeters to the size of the planet, from milliseconds to billions of years. The variability is so large that standard ways of dealing with it are utterly inadequate: in 2015, it was found that classical approaches had underestimated the variability by the astronomical factor of a quadrillion (a million billion). Author Shaun Lovejoy asks - and answers - many fundamental questions such as: Is the atmosphere random or deterministic? What is turbulence? How big is a cloud (what is the appropriate notion of size itself)? What is its dimension? How can we conceptualize the structures within structures within structures spanning millimeters to thousands of kilometers and milliseconds to the age of the planet? What is weather? What is climate? Lovejoy shows in simple terms why the industrial epoch warming can't be natural - much simpler than trying to show that it's anthropogenic. We will discuss in simple terms how to make the best seasonal and annual forecasts - without giant numerical models. Above all, the book offers readers a new understanding of the atmosphere.

Ice Ages and Interglacials Measurements, Interpretation, and Models

Ice Ages and Interglacials Measurements, Interpretation, and Models

Author: Donald Rapp Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2019

This book provides a detailed review of terminations of ice ages, including a very attractive theory based on dust deposits on ice sheets. While other books on ice ages are mostly short, popular, and non-technical, the only book that attempts to deal with the broad issues of what we know about past ice ages and why they occur is the book by Muller and MacDonald (M&M), published by Praxis. However, despite its many good features, this book suffers from an inordinate emphasis on spectral analysis, a lack of coverage of new data, and a very confusing sequence of chapters. As a result, the data and theory are so intimately entwined that it is difficult to separate one from the other. This volume provides an independent and comprehensive summary of the latest data, theories and analysis. This third edition of what has become the premier reference and sourcebook on ice ages addresses recent topics, and includes new references, new data, and a totally new, greatly expanded treatment of terminations of ice ages.

Mathematical Strategies for Climate and Long Range Weather Forecasting in Hierarchy of Models

Mathematical Strategies for Climate and Long Range Weather Forecasting in Hierarchy of Models

Author: Andrew Majda Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2019

This book gives a research exposition of interdisciplinary topics at the cutting edge of the applied mathematics of climate change and long range weather forecasting through a hierarchy of models with contemporary applications to grand challenges such as intraseasonal weather prediction. The developments include recent physics constrained low-order models, new analog prediction models, and equation free methods to capture intermittency and low frequency variabilities in massive datasets through Nonlinear Laplacian Spectral Analysis (NLSA) which combines delayed embeddings, causal constraints, and machine learning. Applications to grand challenges such as tropical intraseasonal variability of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and the Monsoon as well as sea ice re-emergence in the Arctic on yearly time scales. A highlight is the exposition and pedagogical development of recent intermediate stochastic skeleton models to capture the main features of the MJO through PDE ideas, stochastics, and physical reasoning and compared with observational data. The mathematical theory of model error and the use of information theory combined with linear statistical response theory in a calibration stage are applied to improve long range forecasting and multi-scale data assimilation with concrete examples.

Sustainable Engineering Proceedings of EGRWSE 2018

Sustainable Engineering Proceedings of EGRWSE 2018

Author: Arvind Kumar Agnihotri Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2019

This volume contains selected papers presented during the International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Material and Sustainable Engineering (EGRWSE-2018). The multidisciplinary articles in this volume discuss environment-friendly technologies and the application of 'smart' solutions and initiatives to improve infrastructure and services, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and conservation of resources. This volume will be of interest to engineers, professionals, and researchers working on improving urban infrastructure and strengthen civic amenities in a sustainable manner.

Remote Sensing of Climate Change Observation and Monitoring

Remote Sensing of Climate Change Observation and Monitoring

Author: Chandra P. Giri Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2019

This book integrates for the first time remote sensing and climate change science. It presents state-of-the-science methods and techniques in remote sensing data acquisition, pre-processing, image interpretation, results validation, and data dissemination. It also covers synergistic use of remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Web-mapping. The book presents a new perspective on the subject, synthesizing decades of research conducted by leading scientists in the field from around the world.

Radar Polarimetry for Weather Observations

Radar Polarimetry for Weather Observations

Author: Alexander V. Ryzhkov, Dusan S. Zrnic Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2019

This monograph offers a wide array of contemporary information on weather radar polarimetry and its applications. The book tightly connects the microphysical processes responsible for the development and evolution of the clouds' bulk physical properties to the polarimetric variables, and contains the procedures on how to simulate realistic polarimetric variables. With up-to-date polarimetric methodologies and applications, the book will appeal to practicing radar meteorologists, hydrologists, microphysicists, and modelers who are interested in the bulk properties of hydrometeors and quantification of these with the goals to improve precipitation measurements, understanding of precipitation processes, or model forecasts.

Deformation and Failure Mechanism of Excavation in Clay Subjected to Hydraulic Uplift

Deformation and Failure Mechanism of Excavation in Clay Subjected to Hydraulic Uplift

Author: Yi Hong, Lizhong Wang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2019

This book presents the latest experimental and numerical analysis work in the field of ground deformation and base instability of deep excavations in soft clay subjected to hydraulic uplift. The authors' latest research findings, based on dimensional analyses, well-instrumented full-scale field tests, systematic coupled-consolidation finite element analyses and centrifuge tests are reported. This book shows how to systematically approach a complex geotechnical problem, from identifying existing problems, reviewing literature, to dimensional and numerical analyses, validation through full-scale testing and centrifuge model testing. The methodologies are also introduced as major tools adopted in geotechnical research.

Correlations of Soil and Rock Properties in Geotechnical Engineering

Correlations of Soil and Rock Properties in Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Jay Ameratunga, Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Braja M. Das Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2019

This book presents a one-stop reference to the empirical correlations used extensively in geotechnical engineering. Empirical correlations play a key role in geotechnical engineering designs and analysis. Laboratory and in situ testing of soils can add significant cost to a civil engineering project. By using appropriate empirical correlations, it is possible to derive many design parameters, thus limiting our reliance on these soil tests. The authors have decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, as professional engineers or researchers. The objective of this book is to present a critical evaluation of a wide range of empirical correlations reported in the literature, along with typical values of soil parameters, in the light of their experience and knowledge. This book will be a one-stop-shop for the practising professionals, geotechnical researchers and academics looking for specific correlations for estimating certain geotechnical parameters. The empirical correlations in the forms of equations and charts and typical values are collated from extensive literature review, and from the authors' database.

Networks in Climate

Networks in Climate

Over the last two decades the complex network paradigm has proven to be a fruitful tool for the investigation of complex systems in many areas of science; for example, the Internet, neural networks and social networks. This book provides an overview of applications of network theory to climate variability, such as the El Nino/Southern Oscillation and the Indian Monsoon, presenting recent important results obtained with these techniques and showing their potential for further development and research. The book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in climate science. A basic background in physics and mathematics is required. Several of the methodologies presented here will also be valuable to a broader audience of those interested in network science, for example, from biomedicine, ecology and economics.

Current Trends in the Representation of Physical Processes in Weather and Climate Models

Current Trends in the Representation of Physical Processes in Weather and Climate Models

Author: David A. Randall Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2019

This book focuses on the development of physical parameterization over the last 2 to 3 decades and provides a roadmap for its future development. It covers important physical processes: convection, clouds, radiation, land-surface, and the orographic effect. The improvement of numerical models for predicting weather and climate at a variety of places and times has progressed globally. However, there are still several challenging areas, which need to be addressed with a better understanding of physical processes based on observations, and to subsequently be taken into account by means of improved parameterization. And this is all the more important since models are increasingly being used at higher horizontal and vertical resolutions. Encouraging debate on the cloud-resolving approach or the hybrid approach with parameterized convection and grid-scale cloud microphysics and its impact on models' intrinsic predictability, the book offers a motivating reference guide for all researchers whose work involves physical parameterization problems and numerical models.

Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling

Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling

Author: Gordon (National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado) Bonan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Climate models have evolved into Earth system models with representation of the physics, chemistry, and biology of terrestrial ecosystems. This companion book to Gordon Bonan's Ecological Climatology: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition, builds on the concepts introduced there, and provides the mathematical foundation upon which to develop and understand ecosystem models and their relevance for these Earth system models. The book bridges the disciplinary gap among land surface models developed by atmospheric scientists; biogeochemical models, dynamic global vegetation models, and ecosystem demography models developed by ecologists; and ecohydrology models developed by hydrologists. Review questions, supplemental code, and modeling projects are provided, to aid with understanding how the equations are used. The book is an invaluable guide to climate change and terrestrial ecosystem modeling for graduate students and researchers in climate change, climatology, ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, meteorology, environmental science, mathematical modeling, and environmental biophysics.

Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling

Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling

Author: Gordon (National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado) Bonan Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Climate models have evolved into Earth system models with representation of the physics, chemistry, and biology of terrestrial ecosystems. This companion book to Gordon Bonan's Ecological Climatology: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition, builds on the concepts introduced there, and provides the mathematical foundation upon which to develop and understand ecosystem models and their relevance for these Earth system models. The book bridges the disciplinary gap among land surface models developed by atmospheric scientists; biogeochemical models, dynamic global vegetation models, and ecosystem demography models developed by ecologists; and ecohydrology models developed by hydrologists. Review questions, supplemental code, and modeling projects are provided, to aid with understanding how the equations are used. The book is an invaluable guide to climate change and terrestrial ecosystem modeling for graduate students and researchers in climate change, climatology, ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, meteorology, environmental science, mathematical modeling, and environmental biophysics.