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Spectral Numerical Weather Prediction Models

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by Martin Ehrendorfer


2011 / xxvi + 498 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611971-98-9 / List Price $129.00 / SIAM Member Price $90.30 / Order Code OT124

Keywords: numerical weather prediction, weather prediction model, spectral methods, collocation technique, transform method, fast Fourier transform, atmospheric dynamics, hydrostatic primitive equations.


This book provides a comprehensive overview of numerical weather prediction (NWP) focusing on the application of the spectral method in NWP models. The author illustrates the use of the spectral method in theory as well as in its application to building a full prototypical spectral NWP model, from the formulation of continuous model equations through development of their discretized forms to coded statements of the model.

The author describes the implementation of a specific model PEAK (Primitive-Equation Atmospheric Research Model Kernel) to illustrate the steps needed to construct a global spectral NWP model. The book brings together all the spectral, time, and vertical discretization aspects relevant for such a model.

Spectral Numerical Weather Prediction Models provides readers with

  • information necessary to construct spectral NWP models;
  • a self-contained, well-documented, coded spectral NWP model; and
  • theoretical and practical exercises, some of which include solutions.

This book is intended for anyone with a basic mathematics and physics background who is interested in numerical weather prediction, with a specific interest in any aspect of NWP, and in learning fundamentals of atmospheric dynamics. The audience also includes other mathematicians and physicists, students, researchers, teachers, and engineers. Intended as a primary text for advanced undergraduate/first year graduate.

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About the Author
Martin Ehrendorfer has worked on atmospheric dynamics and numerical models for more than two decades at the University of Vienna, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Reading, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. He is a recipient of the Royal Meteorological Society's L. F. Richardson Prize and a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Royalties from the sale of this book are placed in a fund to help students attend SIAM meetings and other SIAM-related activities. This fund is administered by SIAM, and qualified individuals are encouraged to write directly to SIAM for guidelines.

ISBN: 9781611971989

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