Springer Atmospheric Sciences

Precipitation Modeling and Quantitative Analysis

Authors: Li, Xiaofan, Gao, Shouting

  • Unique quantitative analysis of rainfall processes for operational forecasters to improve their rainfall predictions
  • Step-by-step tutorials of rainfall analysis for graduate students
  • A complete set of two-dimensional sensitivity experiments for the reference of development of three-dimensional model experiments
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About this book

The book examines surface rainfall processes through cloud-resolving modeling and quantitative analysis of surface rainfall budget and summarizes modeling and analysis results in recent seven years. The book shows validation of precipitation modeling against observations and derives a set of diagnostic precipitation equations. The book provides detailed discussions of the applications of precipitation equations to the examination of effects of sea surface temperature, vertical wind shear, radiation, and ice clouds on torrential rainfall processes in the tropics and mid-latitudes, and to the studies of sensitivity of precipitation modeling to uncertainty of the initial conditions and to the estimate of precipitation efficiency. The book can be used as a text book for graduate students and will be beneficial to researchers and forecasters for precipitation process studies and operational forecasts.

About the authors

Xiaofan Li is a physical scientist at the Center for Satellite Applications and Research, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Camp Springs, Maryland, USA. He has a doctorate in meteorology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA and a master’s degree in meteorology from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China.

Shouting Gao is a professor at the Laboratory of Cloud-Precipitation Physics and Severe Storm, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He has a doctorate and a master’s degree in meteorology from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Cloud-Resolving Modeling of Precipitation

    Li, Xiaofan (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Precipitation Equations and Process Analysis

    Li, Xiaofan (et al.)

    Pages 27-61

  • Tropical Precipitation Processes

    Li, Xiaofan (et al.)

    Pages 63-109

  • Effects of Sea Surface Temperature

    Li, Xiaofan (et al.)

    Pages 111-124

  • Effects of Vertical Wind Shear

    Li, Xiaofan (et al.)

    Pages 125-136

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2381-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2380-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8188-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Precipitation Modeling and Quantitative Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Springer Atmospheric Sciences
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2381-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2381-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2380-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8188-6
Series ISSN
2194-5217
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 240
Topics