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Spectral Numerical Weather Prediction Models Click on picture to view full-size image Spectral Numerical Weather Prediction Models

Martin Ehrendorfer



Other Titles in Applied Mathematics 124

This book provides a comprehensive overview of numerical weather prediction (NWP) focusing on the application of the spectral method in NWP models. The author illustrates the use of the spectral method in theory as well as in its application to building a full prototypical spectral NWP model, from the formulation of continuous model equations through development of their discretized forms to coded statements of the model.

The author describes the implementation of a specific model—PEAK (Primitive-Equation Atmospheric Research Model Kernel)—to illustrate the steps needed to construct a global spectral NWP model. The book brings together all the spectral, time, and vertical discretization aspects relevant for such a model.
Spectral Numerical Weather Prediction Models provides readers with
• information necessary to construct spectral NWP models;
• a self-contained, well-documented, coded spectral NWP model; and
• theoretical and practical exercises, some of which include solutions.

This book is intended for anyone with a basic mathematics and physics background who is interested in numerical weather prediction, with a specific interest in any aspect of NWP, and in learning fundamentals of atmospheric dynamics. The audience also includes other mathematicians and physicists, students, researchers, teachers, and engineers.

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Audience
This book is intended for anyone with a basic mathematics and physics background who is interested in numerical weather prediction, with a specific interest in any aspect of NWP, and in learning fundamentals of atmospheric dynamics. The audience also includes other mathematicians and physicists, students, researchers, teachers, and engineers.


Contents
Preface
Index


About the Author
Martin Ehrendorfer has worked on atmospheric dynamics and numerical models for more than two decades at the University of Vienna, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Reading, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. He is a recipient of the Royal Meteorological Society’s L. F. Richardson Prize and a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.



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Keywords
Numerical weather prediction, weather prediction model, spectral methods, collocation technique, transform method, fast Fourier transform, atmospheric dynamics, hydrostatic primitive equations.




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2011 / xxvi + 498 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611971-98-9
List Price $129.00 / SIAM Member Price $90.30 / Order Code OT124
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