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High Resolution Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Ocean

  • No similar title available of this interdisciplinary kind

  • Reflection of cooperation in American and Asian research, unique in this field

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Project TERRA: A Glimpse into the Future of Weather and Climate Modeling

    • Isidoro Orlanski, Christopher Kerr
    Pages 45-50
  3. An Updated Description of the Conformal-Cubic Atmospheric Model

    • John L. McGregor, Martin R. Dix
    Pages 51-75
  4. Description of AFES 2: Improvements for High-Resolution and Coupled Simulations

    • Takeshi Enomoto, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida, Nobumasa Komori, Wataru Ohfuchi
    Pages 77-97
  5. Precipitation Statistics Comparison Between Global Cloud Resolving Simulation with NICAM and TRMM PR Data

    • M. Satoh, T. Nasuno, H. Miura, H. Tomita, S. Iga, Y. Takayabu
    Pages 99-112
  6. Global Warming Projection by an Atmospheric General Circulation Model with a 20-km Grid

    • Akira Noda, Shoji Kusunoki, Jun Yoshimura, Hiromasa Yoshimura, Kazuyoshi Oouchi, Ryo Mizuta
    Pages 113-128
  7. Simulations of Forecast and Climate Modes Using Non-Hydrostatic Regional Models

    • Masanori Yoshizaki, Chiashi Muroi, Hisaki Eito, Sachie Kanada, Yasutaka Wakazuki, Akihiro Hashimoto
    Pages 129-139
  8. An Eddy-Resolving Hindcast Simulation of the Quasiglobal Ocean from 1950 to 2003 on the Earth Simulator

    • Hideharu Sasaki, Masami Nonaka, Yukio Masumoto, Yoshikazu Sasai, Hitoshi Uehara, Hirofumi Sakuma
    Pages 157-185
  9. Jets and Waves in the Pacific Ocean

    • Kelvin Richards, Hideharu Sasaki, Frank Bryan
    Pages 187-196
  10. The Distribution of the Thickness Diffusivity Inferred from a High-Resolution Ocean Model

    • Yukio Tanaka, Hiroyasu Hasumi, Masahiro Endoh
    Pages 197-207
  11. High Resolution Kuroshio Forecast System: Description and its Applications

    • Takashi Kagimoto, Yasumasa Miyazawa, Xinyu Guo, Hideyuki Kawajiri
    Pages 209-239
  12. High-Resolution Simulation of the Global Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean System: Description and Preliminary Outcomes of CFES (CGCM for the Earth Simulator)

    • Nobumasa Komori, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida, Takeshi Enomoto, Hideharu Sasaki, Wataru Ohfuchi
    Pages 241-260
  13. Impact of Coupled Nonhydrostatic Atmosphere-Ocean-Land Model with High Resolution

    • 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.

Keywords

  • CCA
  • Climate model
  • Cloud
  • Global climate model
  • Meteorology
  • Ocean
  • Oceanography
  • Scale
  • Southern Ocean
  • Storm
  • Typhoon
  • Weather
  • model
  • modeling
  • simulation
  • remote sensing/photogrammetry

Editors and Affiliations

  • International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Kevin Hamilton

  • Earth Simulator Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Japan

    Wataru Ohfuchi

About the editors

Kevin Hamilton is a professor in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Team Leader for " Regional Impacts of Global Environmental Change" Research at the International Pacific Research Center.

Wataru Ohfuchi has held a research scientist position with the Earth Simulator Center in Yokohama, Japan. Currently, he is the Group Leader of the Atmospheric and Ocean Simulation Research Group at the Earth Simulator Center.

Bibliographic Information

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Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)