Numerical forecasting

From Glossary of Meteorology
Revision as of 14:46, 20 February 2012 by imported>Perlwikibot
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

numerical forecasting

(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.

Copyright 2022 American Meteorological Society (AMS). For permission to reuse any portion of this work, please contact Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 U.S. Code § 107) or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S.Copyright Act (17 USC § 108) does not require AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a website or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, require written permission or a license from AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy statement.