Climate System Modeling

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Kevin E. Trenberth
Cambridge University Press, 1992 - Science - 788 pages
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This interdisciplinary volume aimed at graduate students and researchers provides a thorough grounding in the tools necessary for an appreciation of climate change and its implications. It discusses not only the primary concepts involved but also the mathematical, physical, chemical and biological basis for the component models and the sources of uncertainty, the assumptions made and the approximations introduced. Climate System Modeling addresses all aspects of the climate system: the atmosphere and the oceans, the cryosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and the biosphere, land surface processes and global biogeochemical cycles. As a comprehensive text it will appeal to students and researchers concerned with any aspect of climatology and the study of related topics in the broad earth and environmental sciences.
  

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Contents

Human components of the climate system
27
The atmosphere
53
The ocean circulation
117
Land surface
149
Terrestrial ecosystems
173
Atmospheric chemistry
201
Marine biogeochemistry
241
basic numerical
283
atmosphere ocean sea ice
555
Climate variability simulated in GCMs
617
Climatemodel responses to increased
643
Modeling large climatic changes of the past
669
Changes in land use
689
Climate system modeling prospects
705
References
729
284
738

Atmospheric general circulation modeling
319
Ocean general circulation modeling
371
Sea ice models
413
Land ice and climate
437
Biophysical models of land surface processes
451
Chemistrytransport models
491
521
744
529
772
Index
773
287
776
535
778
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