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    Weather Prediction by Numerical Process (Cambridge Mathematical Library) (Paperback) By (author) Lewis Fry Richardson, Foreword by Peter Lynch

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    DescriptionThe idea of forecasting the weather by calculation was first dreamt of by Lewis Fry Richardson. He set out in this book a detailed algorithm for systematic numerical weather prediction. The method of computing atmospheric changes, which he mapped out in great detail in this book, is essentially the method used today. He was greatly ahead of his time because, before his ideas could bear fruit, advances in four critical areas 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. Over the ensuing years, progress in numerical weather prediction has been dramatic. Weather prediction and climate modelling have now reached a high level of sophistication, and are witness to the influence of Richardson's ideas. This new edition contains a new foreword by Peter Lynch that sets the original book in context.

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    Weather Prediction by Numerical Process
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lewis Fry Richardson, Foreword by Peter Lynch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521680448
    ISBN 10: 0521680441

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Libri: I-MA
    BIC subject category V2: PBKS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    BIC subject category V2: PBWH
    Abridged Dewey: 551
    LC classification: QC
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000, MAT034000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 551.634
    LC classification: QC996 .R65 2007
    Thema V1.0: PBWH, RBP, PBKS
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    11 b/w illus. 4 maps 58 tables
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    13 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Peter Lynch is Met Eireann Professor of Meteorology at University College Dublin and Director of the UCD Meteorology and Climate Centre.
    Review quote
    'The book can be warmly recommended to people interested in the history of meteorology as well as to those who want to have a more or less complete record on numerical weather prediction techniques on their bookshelf.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift
    Table of contents
    Foreword; 1. Summary; 2. Introductory example; 3. The choice of cooordinate differences; 4. The fundamental equations; 5. Finding the vertical velocity; 6. Special treatment for the stratosphere; 7. The arrangement of points and instants; 8. Review of operations in sequence; 9. An example worked on computing forms; 10. Smoothing the initial data; 11. Some remaining problems; 12. Units and notation; Index of persons; Index of subsidiary subjects.