Accession Number : ADA290986

Title :   The Basics of Weather Models,

Corporate Author : AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB IL

Personal Author(s) : Meyer, W. D.

PDF Url : ADA290986

Report Date : MAR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Without using mathematics, this memo summarizes the important information weather forecasters need to know to apply numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecasts. We've had to make some tough choices regarding what material to include. We've put the more technically rigorous information in an appendix; readers can review this material as they have time. We've organized the material under three main topics: History of NWP; Components of an NWP model; Strengths and weaknesses of NWP models--what these models can and cannot do.

Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING, *ATMOSPHERE MODELS, WEATHER, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE