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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
"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.


This book, first published in 2006, is a history of weather forecasting for researchers, graduate students and professionals in numerical weather forecasting.  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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