weather forecasting Books

  • Ocean Weather Forecasting

    The field of physical oceanography has matured to a point where it is now conceivable to combine numerical models and observations via data assimilation in order to provide ocean prediction products on various spatial and time scales. As a result, many nations have begun large-scale efforts to provide routine products to the oceanographic ...

  • Weather Radar

    Weather radar systems provide data necessary for the understanding of weather systems, improved forecasts (especially critical for severe weather), hydrological applications, flood warnings and also for climate research in which ground verification is needed for global precipitation measurements by satellites. This book offers an accessible ...

  • Synoptic–Dynamic Meteorology and Weather Analysis and Forecasting: A Tribute to Fred Sanders

    Key scientific research by authors including Kerry Emanuel, Robert Burpee, Edwin Kessler, and Louis Uccellini illustrates the evolution of the fields of synoptic meteorology, weather analysis, forecasting, and climatology. It is published in honor of the late Fred Sanders, emeritus professor of meteorology at MIT, whose influence was vast: he ...

  • Medium-Range Weather Prediction

    This book provides an overview of the early years of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts and reviews the work of the institute over the past 30 years. As such it describes the European approach to medium-range weather ...

  • Space Weather & Telecommunications

    This book is both a survey of practical concepts for forecasting the performance of various telecommunication systems as well as a balanced treatment of space-weather phenomena that give rise to telecommunication impairment episodes. It bridges the gap in the relationship that exists between the following two disciplines: space weather and ...

  • International Weather Radar Networking

    International Weather Radar Networking covers all aspects of the subject in a collection of contributions drawn from all over the world. Of particular interest are the papers describing work in Eastern Europe and papers reviewing of the achievements of the Commission of the European Communities COST-73 project. During the last twenty years ...

  • Predictability of Weather and Climate

    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 brings together some of the world's leading experts on predicting weather and climate. It addresses predictability from the ...

  • Atmospheric Convection: Research and Operational Forecasting Aspects

    A book on atmospheric convection treated in detail from different angles including the theoretical aspects of atmospheric deep convection and the weather phenomena related to convection. The problem of boundary conditions that result in severe convective weather patterns is explored within the framework of worldwide climatology and weather ...

  • Under the Weather: Climate, Ecosystems, and Infectious Disease

    Since the dawn of medical science, people have recognized connections between a change in the weather and the appearance of epidemic disease. With today's technology, some hope that it will be possible to build models for predicting the emergence and spread of many infectious diseases based on climate and weather forecasts. However, separating the ...

  • Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry

    Weather and climate information provide important elements in policy/decision making within the energy sector. Weather forecasts are employed routinely in the energy sector – by energy producers through to suppliers, and by financial analysts through to national regulators – to assist in decision-making. This information is used for diverse ...

  • Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry

    Weather and climate information provide important elements in policy/decision making within the energy sector. Weather forecasts are employed routinely in the energy sector – by energy producers through to suppliers, and by financial analysts through to national regulators – to assist in decision-making. This information is used for diverse ...

  • An Introduction to Global Spectral Modeling

    This introductory book on numerical weather prediction focuses on the spectral transform method, which is an important component for global weather forecasts at numerous operational centers. Therefore, it is an indispensable guide to the methods being used by nearly all major weather forecast centers in the United States, England, Japan, India, ...

  • Hydrometeorology

    This book describes recent developments in hydrometeorological forecasting, with a focus on water-related applications of meteorological observation and forecasting techniques. The topic includes a wide range of disciplines, such as raingauge, weather radar, satellite, river and other monitoring techniques, rainfall-runoff, flow routing and ...

  • Coping with Floods

    Floods are natural hazards whose effects can deeply affect the economic and environmental equilibria of a region. Quality of life of people living in areas close to rivers depends on both the risk that a flood would occur and the reliability of flood forecast, warning and control systems. Tools for forecasting and mitigating floods have been ...

  • Sea Breeze and Local Winds

    The first of its kind, this book reviews how radar, lidar, and satellite photography have helped meteorologists to forecast and map sea breeze and the all-important sea-breeze front. It includes a discussion of simple theoretical models of sea breeze and descriptions of laboratory experiments used to support these models. • For a broad audience ...

  • Cloud-Resolving Modeling of Convective Processes

    Clouds and cloud systems and their interactions with larger scales of motion, radiation, and the Earth’s surface are extremely important parts of weather and climate systems. Their treatment in weather forecast and climate models is a significant source of errors and uncertainty. As computer power increases, it is beginning to be possible to ...

  • Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite: A New Operational Cloud Imager

    The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is the next-generation multispectral imaging instrument to fly on US operational, polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. VIIRS will gather data across 22 spectral bands and be used to create products for a variety of applications including weather forecasting and climate change studies. VIIRS ...

  • Data Assimilation for the Earth System

    Data assimilation is the combination of information from observations and models of a particular physical system in order to get the best possible estimate of the state of that system. The technique has wide applications across a range of earth sciences, a major application being the production of operational weather forecasts. Others include ...

  • Data Assimilation for the Earth System

    Data assimilation is the combination of information from observations and models of a particular physical system in order to get the best possible estimate of the state of that system. The technique has wide applications across a range of earth sciences, a major application being the production of operational weather forecasts. Others include ...

  • Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies for Monitoring and Prediction of Disasters

    Lessons learned in the last several years have given clear indications that the prediction and efficient monitoring of disasters is one of the critical factors in decision-making process. In this respect space-based technologies have the great potential of supplying information in near real time. Earth observation satellites have already ...

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