High Resolution Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Ocean

  • Kevin Hamilton
  • Wataru Ohfuchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Isidoro Orlanski, Christopher Kerr
    Pages 45-50
  3. John L. McGregor, Martin R. Dix
    Pages 51-75
  4. Takeshi Enomoto, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida, Nobumasa Komori, Wataru Ohfuchi
    Pages 77-97
  5. M. Satoh, T. Nasuno, H. Miura, H. Tomita, S. Iga, Y. Takayabu
    Pages 99-112
  6. Akira Noda, Shoji Kusunoki, Jun Yoshimura, Hiromasa Yoshimura, Kazuyoshi Oouchi, Ryo Mizuta
    Pages 113-128
  7. Masanori Yoshizaki, Chiashi Muroi, Hisaki Eito, Sachie Kanada, Yasutaka Wakazuki, Akihiro Hashimoto
    Pages 129-139
  8. Hideharu Sasaki, Masami Nonaka, Yukio Masumoto, Yoshikazu Sasai, Hitoshi Uehara, Hirofumi Sakuma
    Pages 157-185
  9. Kelvin Richards, Hideharu Sasaki, Frank Bryan
    Pages 187-196
  10. Yukio Tanaka, Hiroyasu Hasumi, Masahiro Endoh
    Pages 197-207
  11. Takashi Kagimoto, Yasumasa Miyazawa, Xinyu Guo, Hideyuki Kawajiri
    Pages 209-239
  12. Nobumasa Komori, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida, Takeshi Enomoto, Hideharu Sasaki, Wataru Ohfuchi
    Pages 241-260
  13. Keiko Takahashi, Xindong Peng, Ryo Onishi, Mitsuru Ohdaira, Koji Goto, Hiromitsu Fuchigami et al.
    Pages 261-273
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 275-293

About this book


All numerical simulations of atmospheric and oceanic phenomena are limited by the finite spatial resolution, generally requiring a parameterization of effects of motions on unresolved scales on those explicitly resolved. A goal of numerical modelers has been to resolve as many scales of the actual circulation as practically possible.

With the recent advent of a new generation of high-performance computing systems such as the Earth Simulator, some notable thresholds in terms of model resolution have been approached or, in some cases, surpassed. For example, recently the first long integrations with genuinely eddy-permitting global ocean models have been reported. In atmospheric studies, decadal integrations with global models with effective horizontal resolution of about 20 km have now become possible, and shorter integrations of global models that explicitly resolve scales approaching those of individual convective elements have now been reported. These developments in global models have been paralleled by efforts to apply increasingly fine resolution regional atmospheric models for both climate and short-range forecasting problems.

High Resolution Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Ocean includes 15 individual papers that highlight the emerging research in atmospheric and oceanic science that has been made possible by exploiting newly available computational resources. Results from regional atmospheric, global atmospheric, global ocean, and global coupled ocean-atmosphere models are discussed in the various contributions. 

Wataru Ohfuchi is Senior Scientist and Leader of the Atmosphere and Ocean Simulation Research Group at the Earth Simulator Center of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.

Kevin Hamilton is Professor of Meteorology and Leader of the Environmental Change Research Team at the International Pacific Research Center of the University of Hawaii Manoa.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Hamilton
    • 1
  • Wataru Ohfuchi
    • 2
  1. 1.International Pacific Research CenterUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa HonoluluHawaiiUSA
  2. 2.Earth Simulator CenterJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and TechnologyYokohamaJapan

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