# Difference between revisions of "Numerical forecasting"

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− | <div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">( | + | <div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' mathematical forecasting, dynamical forecasting, [[physical forecasting]], numerical weather prediction.) The integration of the governing equations of [[hydrodynamics]] by numerical methods subject to specified initial conditions.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Numerical approximations are fundamental to almost all dynamical weather prediction schemes since the complexity and nonlinearity of the hydrodynamic equations do not allow exact solutions of the continuous equations. <br/>''See'' [[numerical integration]], [[numerical simulation]].</div><br/> </div><div class="reference">Haltiner, G. J., and R. T. Williams 1980. Numerical Prediction and Dynamic Meteorology. Wiley, New York, . 477 pp. </div><br/> |

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## Latest revision as of 15:46, 20 February 2012

## numerical forecasting

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*Also called*mathematical forecasting, dynamical forecasting, physical forecasting, numerical weather prediction.) The integration of the governing equations of hydrodynamics by numerical methods subject to specified initial conditions.Numerical approximations are fundamental to almost all dynamical weather prediction schemes since the complexity and nonlinearity of the hydrodynamic equations do not allow exact solutions of the continuous equations.

*See*numerical integration, numerical simulation.Haltiner, G. J., and R. T. Williams 1980. Numerical Prediction and Dynamic Meteorology. Wiley, New York, . 477 pp.