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Mathematics of Planet Earth

Models for Tropical Climate Dynamics

Waves, Clouds, and Precipitation

Authors: Khouider, Boualem

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  • Based on a multi-disciplinary approach to one of the hardest problems in climate modelling and climate change science
  • Combines physical intuition based on available observations to construct mathematical models that are easy enough to draw basic understanding on the subject and yet complex enough to capture the most important physical features, both quantitatively and qualitatively
  • Links simple theoretical models with state-of-the-art climate models
  • Uses new stochastic and deterministic methods in climate modelling
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This book is a survey of the research work done by the author over the last 15 years, in collaboration with various eminent mathematicians and climate scientists on the subject of tropical convection and convectively coupled waves. In the areas of climate modelling and climate change science, tropical dynamics and tropical rainfall are among the biggest uncertainties of future projections. This not only puts at risk billions of human beings who populate the tropical continents but it is also of central importance for climate predictions on the global scale. This book aims to introduce the non-expert readers in mathematics and theoretical physics to this fascinating topic in order to attract interest into this difficult and exciting research  area. The general thyme revolves around the use of new deterministic and stochastic multi-cloud models for tropical convection and convectively coupled waves. It draws modelling ideas from various areas of mathematics and physics and used in conjunction with state-of-the-art satellite and in-situ observations and detailed numerical simulations.   After a review of preliminary material on tropical dynamics and moist thermodynamics, including recent discoveries based on satellite observations as well as Markov chains, the book  immerses the reader into the area of models for convection and tropical waves. It begins with basic concepts of linear stability analysis and ends with the  use of these models to improve the state-of-the-art global climate models. The book also contains a fair amount of exercises that makes it suitable as a textbook complement on the subject.


About the authors

Boualem Khouider got a Bachlor's degree in the analysis of Partial Differential Equations from the University of Algiers in 1990, a PhD in applied mathematics in the area of turbulent combustion, from the University of Montreal in 2002, and completed a post doctoral fellowship at Courant Institute, New York University, in applied mathematics and atmospheric science. He is a professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria, which he joined since year 2003. 


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“It is a valuable literature not only for professionals in climatology, but also for graduate students as a useful text book with numerous examples of practical exercise.” (Vladimir Čadež, zbMATH 1428.86010, 2020)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Models for Tropical Climate Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Waves, Clouds, and Precipitation
Authors
Series Title
Mathematics of Planet Earth
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17775-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17775-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17774-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-17777-5
Series ISSN
2524-4264
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 303
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
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