Dynamic Meteorology: Data Assimilation Methods by L. Bengtsson, M. Ghil, E. Källen
Publisher: Springer | 1981 | ISBN: 0387906320 | 330 pages | DJVU | 3,3 MB
One of the main reasons we cannot tell what the weather will be tomorrow is that we do not know accurately enough what the weather is today. Mathematically speaking, numerical weather prediction (NWP) is an initial-value problem for a system of nonlinear partial differential equations in which the necessary initial values are known only incompletely and inaccurately. Data at the initial time of a numerical forecast can be supplemented, however, by observations of the atmos phere over a time interval preceding it.