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Author Coiffier, Jean.

Title Fundamentals of numerical weather prediction / Jean Coiffier ; translated by Christopher Sutcliffe
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Contents Cover; Fundamentals of Numerical Weather Prediction; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword to the French Edition; Foreword to the English Edition; Preface; Acknowledgments; Partial list of symbols; Latin letters; Gothic letters; Greek letters; Generalized vectors, matrices, and operators; Various mathematical notations; 1 Half a century of numerical weather prediction; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The early days; 1.3 Half a century of continual progress; 1.3.1 The need to be fast and accurate; 1.3.2 The use of filtered equations; 1.3.3 Back to the primitive equations and initialization
Summary "Numerical models have become essential tools in environmental science, particularly in weather forecasting and climate prediction. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques used in these fields, with emphasis on the design of the most recent numerical models of the atmosphere. It presents a short history of numerical weather prediction and its evolution, before describing the various model equations and how to solve them numerically. It outlines the main elements of a meteorological forecast suite, and the theory is illustrated throughout with practical examples of operational models and parameterizations of physical processes. This book is founded on the author's many years of experience, as a scientist at Me;te;o-France and teaching university-level courses. It is a practical and accessible textbook for graduate courses and a handy resource for researchers and professionals in atmospheric physics, meteorology and climatology, as well as the related disciplines of fluid dynamics, hydrology and oceanography"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Numerical weather forecasting.
Weather forecasting -- Mathematical models.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011026294
ISBN 051173445X (electronic bk.)
1139190679 (electronic bk.)
9780511734458 (electronic bk.)
9781139185769 (e-book)
9781139190671 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Bases de la prévision numérique du temp. English