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Mathematical and Physical Fundamentals of Climate Change

  • ID: 2986232
  • Book
  • October 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 494 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Mathematical and Physical Fundamentals of Climate Change is the first book to provide an overview of the math and physics necessary for scientists to understand and apply atmospheric and oceanic models to climate research.  The book begins with basic mathematics then leads on to specific applications in atmospheric and ocean dynamics, such as fluid dynamics, atmospheric dynamics, oceanic dynamics, and glaciers and sea level rise.  Mathematical and Physical Fundamentals of Climate Change provides a solid foundation in math and physics with which to understand global warming, natural climate variations, and climate models. This book informs the future users of climate models and the decision-makers of tomorrow by providing the depth they need. Developed from a course that the authors teach at Beijing Normal University, the material has been extensively class-tested and contains online resources, such as presentation files, lecture notes, solutions to problems and MATLab codes.
  • Includes MatLab and Fortran programs that allow readers to create their own models
  • Provides case studies to show how the math is applied to climate research
  • Online resources include presentation files, lecture notes, and solutions to problems in book for use in classroom or self-study
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Preface: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change Research 1. Fourier Analysis 2. Time-Frequency Analysis 3. Filter Design 4. Remote Sensing 5. Basic Probability and Statistics 6. Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOFs) 7. Random Processes and Power Spectra 8. Autoregressive Moving Average (ARMA) Models 9. Data Assimilation 10. Fluid Dynamics 11. Atmospheric Dynamics 12. Oceanic Dynamics 13. Glaciers and Sea Level Rise 14. Climate and Earth System Models

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Zhang, Zhihua
Zhihua Zhang is a Taishan distinguished professor and director of climate modeling laboratory in Shandong University, China. His research interests are Mechanisms of Climate Change, Big Data Mining, Carbon Emissions, Climate Policy and Sustainability. Prof. Zhang has published 4 first-authored books and about 50 first-authored papers. He is a Chief Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Board Member in several global and regional known journals on Climate Change, Meteorology and Environmental Data.
Moore, John C.
John C. Moore is a Research Professor at Universities of Lapland (Finland) and Uppsala (Sweden), a Chief Scientist & Research Professor, Beijing Normal University (China), Guest professor at Polar Research Institute of China, as well as the Director of Polar Climate and Environment Key Laboratory. John C. Moore has published over 100 papers, where six papers have been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). John C. Moore's research includes climate change; past sea level change and prediction, natural and anthropogenic climate forcing, impacts of extreme climate events, and computer modelling of glacier flow and evolution. John C. Moore was Finnish representative on the International Arctic Science Committee, Glaciology Group. John Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of "American Journal of Climate Change” and an Editorial Board Member of "The Cryosphere”. John C. Moore's research is supported by European Science Foundation, EU Northern Periphery Program, National Key Science Program for Global Change Research (China), Finnish Academy, and NSFC
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