Limited fine-mesh model

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limited fine-mesh model

(Abbreviated LFM.) An adaptation of Shuman and Hovermale's (1968) hemispheric six-layer primitive equations numerical weather prediction model.

It used a finer horizontal grid mesh (190.5 km) to reduce truncation error and was integrated over a subhemispheric domain that permitted a shorter wait (1 h) for the acquisition of observational data. When combined with the use of model output statistics (MOS), the LFM provided a reliable and timely set of guidance products for operational weather forecasts in the United States from 1975 until 1993.

Shuman, F., and J. Hovermale 1968. An operational six-layer primitive equation model. J. Appl. Meteor.. 7. 525–547.

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