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Weather Prediction by Numerical Process

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511340123

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  • The idea of forecasting the weather by calculation was first dreamt of by Lewis Fry Richardson. The first edition of this book, published in 1922, set out a detailed algorithm for systematic numerical weather prediction. The method of computing atmospheric changes, which he mapped out in great detail in this book, is essentially the method used today. He was greatly ahead of his time because, before his ideas could bear fruit, advances in four critical areas were needed: better understanding of the dynamics of the atmosphere; stable computational algorithms to integrate the equations; regular observations of the free atmosphere; and powerful automatic computer equipment. Over the ensuing years, progress in numerical weather prediction has been dramatic. Weather prediction and climate modelling have now reached a high level of sophistication, and are witness to the influence of Richardson's ideas. This edition contains a new foreword by Peter Lynch that sets the original book in context.

    • Classic book which was the first comprehensive description of numerical weather prediction
    • Sets out in detail the steps required to make a numerical forecast
    • Essential text for all practitioners and students of meteorology and climatology
    • New edition with new foreword by Peter Lynch setting the original book in context
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    'The book can be warmly recommended to people interested in the history of meteorology as well as to those who want to have a more or less complete record on numerical weather prediction techniques on their bookshelf.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511340123
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 4 maps 58 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Summary
    2. Introductory example
    3. The choice of cooordinate differences
    4. The fundamental equations
    5. Finding the vertical velocity
    6. Special treatment for the stratosphere
    7. The arrangement of points and instants
    8. Review of operations in sequence
    9. An example worked on computing forms
    10. Smoothing the initial data
    11. Some remaining problems
    12. Units and notation
    Index of persons
    Index of subsidiary subjects.

  • Author

    Lewis Fry Richardson


    Peter Lynch
    Peter Lynch is Met Éireann Professor of Meteorology at University College Dublin and Director of the UCD Meteorology and Climate Centre.

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