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The emergence of numerical weather prediction : Richardson's dream

Author: Peter Lynch
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book tells the story of Lewis Fry Richardson's trial forecast, and the fulfilment of his dream of practical weather forecasting and climate modelling. It has a complete reconstruction of Richardson's forecast, and analyses in detail the causes of the failure of this forecast. It also includes a description of current practice, with particular emphasis on the work of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Lewis F Richardson; Lewis F Richardson; Lewis Fry Richardson; Lewis Fry Richardson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lynch
ISBN: 9780521857291 0521857295 9781107414839 1107414830
OCLC Number: 70399629
Description: xii, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Weather prediction by numerical process --
The fundamental equations --
The oscillations of the atmosphere --
The barotropic forecast --
The solution algorithm --
Observations and initial fields --
Richardson's forecast --
Balance and initialisation --
Smoothing the forecast --
The ENIAC integrations --
Numerical weather prediction today --
Fulfilment of the dream --
Appendixes: 1. Table of notation --
2. Milestones in Richardson's life and career --
3. Laplace tidal equations : separation of variables --
4. Richardson's forecast factory : the $64 000 question.
Responsibility: Peter Lynch.

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Lewis Fry Richardson dreamt that scientific weather prediction would become a practical reality. This book, first published in 2006, tells the story of Richardson's trial forecast, and the fulfilment  Read more...
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'A wonderful study of the scientific history which also forms a very educational lesson in numerical weather forecasting.' Translated from La Meteorologie 'He's an expert on initialization and has Read more...

 
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