The Emergence of Numerical Weather Prediction: Richardson's Dream (Paperback)
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The Emergence of Numerical Weather Prediction: Richardson's Dream (Paperback)

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Paperback 292 Pages / Published: 10/07/2014
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Lewis Fry Richardson dreamt that scientific weather prediction would one day become a practical reality. Before his ideas could bear fruit several advances were needed: better understanding of the dynamics of the atmosphere; stable computational algorithms to integrate the equations; regular observations of the free atmosphere; and powerful automatic computer equipment. By 1950 advances in all these fronts were sufficient to permit the first computer forecast to be made. Over the ensuing fifty years progress in numerical weather prediction has been dramatic. Weather prediction and climate modelling have now reached a high level of sophistication. This book, first published in 2006, tells the story of Richardson's trial forecast, and the fulfilment of his dream of practical numerical weather forecasting. It includes a complete reconstruction of Richardson's forecast, and analyses in detail the causes of his failure. This will appeal to everyone involved in numerical weather forecasting, from researchers and graduate students to professionals.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107414839
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 15 mm


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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 repeated and extended Richardson's original computations, including his barotropic forecast, and those done by von Neumann and Charney on the ENIAC at Aberdeen, Maryland in 1950. ... This well-written history clearly displays the success and practical importance of applied mathematics. Thanks, Peter, for demonstrating that the swinging spring isn't just for fun.' SIAM Review

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