New textbook in Meteorology: An Introduction to Numerical Modelling of the Ocean and the Atmosphere for Climate Research

The content of Basic Numerical Methods in Meteorology and Oceanography by Kristofer Döös, Peter Lundberg and Aitor Aldama Campino originates from courses at Stockholm University, and the book can therefore be used as a textbook for meteorology and oceanography students with a background in mathematics and physics. This book aims to provide an introduction, and simple equations capturing the properties of the primitive equations employed in models of the ocean and atmosphere will be used.

The focal point of the textbook is the numerical schemes for the most commonly used equations for advanced studies in oceanography and meteorology. The book also teaches how to work with these schemes’ stability, precision and other properties. The methods are based on the Navier-Stokes equations (including the Coriolis effect), a tracer equation for heat in the atmosphere and ocean, as well as for humidity and salt in the atmosphere and ocean, respectively.

The book starts by presenting the most common types of partial differential equations and finite difference schemes used in meteorology and oceanography. Subsequently, these numerical schemes’ limitations regarding stability, accuracy, presence of computational modes and accuracy of the computationally determined phase speed are discussed.

About the authors

Kristofer Döös is a professor of climate modelling at Stockholm University, Peter Lundberg is a professor emeritus in physical oceanography at Stockholm University, and Aitor Aldama Campino is a researcher at SMHI, Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut.

How to access this book

Download the book for free via the Stockholm University Press website. It is available as an ePub or PDF file, allowing you to read the book on multiple devices. You may also order a print copy of the book through a number of common online bookstores.

About the publisher Stockholm University Press

Stockholm University Press (SUP) is an Open Access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books. The Press aims to make journals and books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination, to enable researchers around the world to find and access the information they need.

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