Indo-pacific Climate Variability And Predictability

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Behera Swadhin Kumar, Yamagata Toshio
World Scientific, Dec 9, 2015 - Science - 324 pages
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This book aims to compile some of the important results from the latest research in climate variation and prediction studies with a focus on the role of the ocean, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. Several new modes of ocean-atmosphere climate variations have been discovered in the last decade, and the advance of climate models have made it possible to predict some of these modes several seasons ahead. This has improved the society''s ability to use model predictions to mitigate climate disaster risks. Leading experts in the field were invited to contribute to this book in order to compile a comprehensive review for the benefit of researchers as well as general readers interested in the subject.

Contents:Old and New Faces of Climate Variations (Toshio Yamagata, Yushi Morioka and Swadhin Behera)Ocean Processes Relevant to Climate Variations in the Indian Ocean Sector (Yukio Masumoto, Motoki Nagura, Toru Miyama, Shang-Ping Xie, Zuojun Yu, Julian P McCreary, Jr, P N Vinayachandran, Raleigh R Hood and Hezi Gildor)Current Status of Intraseasonal–Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction of the Indo-Pacific Climate (Jing-Jia Luo, Chaoxia Yuan, Wataru Sasaki, Swadhin K Behera, Yukio Masumoto, Toshio Yamagata, June-Yi Lee and Sebastien Masson)Energetics of the Global Ocean: The Role of Mesoscale Eddies (Hidenori Aiki, Xiaoming Zhai and Richard J Greatbatch)Parameterization of the Ocean Mixed Layer and Its Influence on the OGCM (Yign Noh)Western Pacific and Marginal Sea Processes (Tangdong Qu, Tomoki Tozuka, Shinichiro Kida, Xinyu Guo, Yasumasa Miyazawa and Qinyu Liu)Air–Sea Interaction Over the Western Boundary Currents in the Western North Pacific (Shoshiro Minobe, Bo Qiu, Masami Nonaka and Hisashi Nakamura)An Overview of Coupled GCM Biases in the Tropics (Ingo Richter, Takeshi Doi, Ping Chang, Zhao Xu, Takahito Kataoka, Tomoki Tozuka, Motoki Nagura, Pascal Oettli and Simon P de Szoeke)Dynamical Downscaling of Seasonal Climate in Southern Africa (J Venkata Ratnam, Satyaban B Ratna, Swadhin K Behera, C J de W Rautenbach, Keiko Takakashi and Toshio Yamagata)Characterizing the Reliability of Global Crop Prediction Based on Seasonal Climate Forecasts (Toshichika Iizumi, Masayuki Yokozawa, Gen Sakurai, Hirofumi Sakuma, Jing-Jia Luo, Andrew J Challinor and Toshio Yamagata)Weathering Global Climate Change (Antonio Navarra and George Philander)
Readership: Graduate students, academics and researchers in atmospheric sciences, oceanography, mathematics, and climate change.
Key Features:It has the information on latest modes of climate variationsMost of the authors are renowned in the world climate research community and would endorse the book in their peers and academic institutionsThe book has compiled some unique aspects of the present day climate research that are of great interests for the researchers in the communityKeywords:Indian Ocean Dipole;El Nino;El Nino Modoki;Monsoon;Ningaloo Nino;California Nino;Climate Variations;Seasonal Predictions;Western Boundary;Ocean Eddies;Ocean Mixing;Model Bias;GCM;Downscaling'
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Old and New Faces of Climate Variations
1
Chapter 2 Ocean Processes Relevant to Climate Variations in the Indian Ocean Sector
25
Chapter 3 Current Status of IntraseasonalSeasonaltoInterannual Prediction of the IndoPacific Climate
63
The Role of Mesoscale Eddies
109
Chapter 5 Parametrization of the Ocean Mixed Layer and Its Influence on the OGCM
135
Chapter 6 Western Pacific and Marginal Sea Processes
151
Chapter 7 AirSea Interaction Over the Western Boundary Currents in the Western North Pacific
187
Chapter 8 An Overview of Coupled GCM Biases in the Tropics
213
Chapter 9 Dynamical Downscaling of Seasonal Climate in Southern Africa
265
Chapter 10 Characterizing the Reliability of Global Crop Prediction
281
Chapter 11 Weathering Global Climate Change
305
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Swadhin Kumar Behera (JAMSTEC, Japan);Toshio Yamagata (JAMSTEC, Japan)

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