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Title: Initialization
Authors: Lynch, Peter
Huang, Xiang-Yu
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Date: Aug-2010
Online since: 2011-07-19T15:27:52Z
Abstract: The spectrum of atmospheric motions is vast, encompassing phenomena having periods ranging from seconds to millennia. The motions of interest to the forecaster typically have time-scales of a day or longer, but the mathematical models used for numerical prediction describe a broader span of dynamical features than those of direct concern. For many purposes these higher frequency components can be regarded as noise contaminating the motions of meteorological interest. The elimination of this noise is achieved by adjustment of the initial fields, a process called initialization.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer
Copyright (published version): Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
Keywords: Numerical weather prediction
Subject LCSH: Numerical weather forecasting
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74703-1
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Lahoz, W. et al (eds.). Data assimilation : making sense of observations
ISBN: 9783540747024
Appears in Collections:Mathematics and Statistics Research Collection

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