The topic of predictability in weather and climate has advanced significantly in recent years, both in understanding the phenomena that affect weather and climate and in techniques used to model and forecast them. This book, first published in 2006, brings together some of the world's leading experts on predicting weather and climate. It addresses predictability from the theoretical to the practical, on timescales from days to decades. Topics such as the predictability of weather phenomena, coupled ocean-atmosphere systems and anthropogenic climate change are among those included. Ensemble systems for forecasting predictability are discussed extensively. Ed Lorenz, father of chaos theory, makes a contribution to theoretical analysis with a previously unpublished paper. This well-balanced volume will be a valuable resource for many years. High-calibre chapter authors and extensive subject coverage make it valuable to people with an interest in weather and climate forecasting and environmental science, from graduate students to researchers.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 718
Weight: 1602 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 40 mm
' ... well-balanced volume ... The concatenation of 27 authors gives some heterogeneity from which the interested reader can choose ... High-calibre chapter authors and extensive subject coverage make it a valuable resource on our shelves for many years.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift
"...a welcome review of the wealth and breadth of predictability research in recent decades. The book's 27 chapters--each written by leaders in the field--can be placed into three categories: theoretical, operational, and applied. The chapters are organized so as to provide an excellent primer in predictability and ensemble research, but each chapter is self-contained. ...should be read by any researcher new to the field, whether they are an established researcher in another area or a graduate student new to research. It is also valuable to those already actively involved in the field for the broad view it provides." - Mark Roulston, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society