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World's first comprehensive volume of convection parameterization in atmospheric modeling

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Precipitating atmospheric convection is fundamental to the Earth's weather and climate. It plays a leading role in the heat, moisture and momentum budgets. Appropriate modelling of convection is thus a prerequisite for reliable numerical weather prediction and climate modelling. The current standard approach is to represent it by subgrid-scale convection parameterization.

Parameterization of Atmospheric Convection, recently published by World Scientific, provides for the first time, a comprehensive presentation of this important topic. This two-volume set equips readers with a firm grasp of the wide range of important issues, and thorough coverage is given of both the theoretical and practical aspects. This makes the parameterization problem accessible to a wider range of scientists than before. At the same time, by providing a solid bottom-up presentation of convection parameterization, this set is the definitive reference point for atmospheric scientists and modellers working on such problems.

Edited by Robert S Plant and Jun-Ichi Yano, the first volume focuses on the basic principles: introductions to atmospheric convection and tropical dynamics, explanations and discussions of key parameterization concepts, and a thorough and critical exploration of the mass-flux parameterization framework, which underlies the methods currently used in almost all operational models and at major climate modelling centres. The second volume focuses on the practice, which also leads to some more advanced fundamental issues. It includes: perspectives on operational implementations and model performance, tailored verification approaches, the role and representation of cloud microphysics, alternative parameterization approaches, stochasticity, criticality, and symmetry constraints.

The book retails US$295/£195 at leading bookstores. For further information regarding the book, please visit http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/P1005

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For more information on the book, contact Jason CJ at cjlim@wspc.com.sg

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