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Title Dynamics and predictability of large-scale, high-impact weather and climate Events / edited by Jianping Li, Beijing Normal University ; Richard Swinbank, Met Office ; Richard Grotjahn, University of California, Davis ; Hans Volkert, Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 356 pages) : illustrations
Series Special Publications of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics ; 2
Special publications of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics series ; 2.
Contents Global prediction of high-impact weather: diagnosis and performance / Mark Rodwell and Alan Thorpe -- Severe weather diagnosis from the perspective of generalized slantwise vorticity development / Guoxiong Wu, Yongjun Zheng, and Yimin Liu -- Probabilistic extreme event attribution / Pardeep Pall, Michael Wehner, and Dáithi Stone -- Observed and projected changes in temperature and precipitation extremes / Xuebin Zhang and Francis Zwiers -- Rossby wave breaking: climatology, interaction with low-frequency climate variability, and links to extreme weather events / Olivia Martius and Gwendal Rivière -- The influence of jet stream regime on extreme weather events / Nili Harnik, Chaim I. Garfinkel, and Orli Lachmy -- Forecasting high-impact weather using emsemble prediction systems / Richard Swinbank, Petra Friederichs, and Sabrina Wahl -- Storm tracks, blocking, and climate change: a review / Tim Woollings -- The North Atlantic and Arctic Oscillations: climate variability, extremes, and stratosphere-troposphere interaction / Adam A. Scaife -- Opportunities and challenges in dynamical and predictability studies of tropical cyclone events / Russell L. Elsberry and Hsiao-Chung Tsai -- Predictability of severe weather and tropical cyclones at the mesoscales / Fuqing Zhang, Christopher Melhauser, Dandan Tao, Y. Qiang Sun, Erin B. Munsell, Yonghui Weng, and Jason A. Sippel -- Dynamics, predictability, and high-impact weather associated with the extratopical transition of tropical cyclones / Patrick A. Harr and Heather M. Archambault -- Secondary eyewall formation in tropical cyclones / Chun-Chieh Wu, Yi-Hsuan Huang, and Zhemin Tan -- Seasonal forecasting of floods and tropical cyclones / Tom Beer and Oscar Alves -- European heat waves: the effect of soil moisture, vegetation, and land use / Fabio D'Andrea, Philippe Drobinski, and Marc Stéfanon -- Western North American extreme heat, associated large-scale synoptic-dynamics, and performance by a climate model / Richard Grotjahn -- Decadal to interdecadal variations of northern China heat wave frequency: impact of the Tibetan Plateau snow cover / Zhiwei Wu and Jianping Li -- Global warming targets and heat wave risk / Robin Clark -- Cold-air outbreaks over East Asia associated with blocking highs: mechanisms and their interaction with the polar stratosphere / Hisashi Nakamura, Kazuiaki Nishii, Lin Wang, Yvan J. Orsolini, and Koutarou Takaya -- Response of the Atlantic Ocean circulation to North Atlantic freshwater perturbations / Henk A. Dijkstra -- Key role of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation in twentieth century drought and wet periods over the US Great Plains and the Sahel / Sumant Nigam and Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas -- Floods and droughts along the Guinea Coast in connection with the South Atlantic Dipole / Hyacinth C. Nnamchi and Jianping Li -- The effect of global dynamical factors on the interannual variability of land-based rainfall / Peter G. Baines and Benjamin J. Henley -- MJO and extreme weather/climate events / Chidong Zhang -- Extreme weather and seasonal events during the Indian summer monsoon and prospects of improvement in their prediction skill under India's Monsoon Mission / D.R. Sikka -- Interannual variability and predictability of summer climate over the Northwest Pacific and East Asia / Shang-Ping Xie and Yu Kosaka -- Impacts of annular modes on extreme climate events over the East Asian monsoon region / Jianping Li
Summary Based largely on an International Commission on Dynamical Meteorology (ICDM) workshop, this timely volume, written by leading researchers in the field, covers a range of important research issues related to high-impact weather and extreme climate events. Dynamical linkages between these extremes and various atmospheric and ocean phenomena are examined, including Atlantic Multidecadal, North Atlantic, and Madden-Julian Oscillations; Annular Modes; tropical cyclones; and Asian monsoons. This book also examines the predictability of high-impact weather and extreme climate events on multiple time scales. Highlighting recent research and new advances in the field, this book enhances understanding of dynamical and physical processes associated with these events to help managers and policy makers make informed decisions to manage risk and prevent or mitigate disasters. It also provides guidance on future research directions in atmospheric science, meteorology, climate science, and weather forecasting, for experts and young scientists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Severe storms -- Forecasting.
Weather forecasting.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Severe storms -- Forecasting
Weather forecasting
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Li, Jianping, editor
Swinbank, Richard, editor
Grotjahn, Richard, editor
Volkert, Hans, editor
ISBN 9781107775541
Other Titles Dynamics & predictability of large-scale, high-impact weather & climate events