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Operational Weather Forecasting

Operational Weather Forecasting
  • Author : Peter Michael Inness
  • Publsiher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 06 December 2012
  • ISBN : 1118447638
  • Pages : 248 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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This book offers a complete primer, covering the end-to-endprocess of forecast production, and bringing together a descriptionof all the relevant aspects together in a single volume; withplenty of explanation of some of the more complex issues andexamples of current, state-of-the-art practices. Operational Weather Forecasting covers the whole processof forecast production, from understanding the nature of theforecasting problem, gathering the observational data with which toinitialise and verify forecasts, designing and building a model (ormodels) to advance those initial conditions forwards in time andthen interpreting the model output and putting it into a form whichis relevant to customers of weather forecasts. Included is thegeneration of forecasts on the monthly-to-seasonal timescales,often excluded in text-books despite this type of forecastinghaving been undertaken for several years. This is a rapidly developing field, with a lot of variations inpractices between different forecasting centres. Thus theauthors have tried to be as generic as possible when describingaspects of numerical model design and formulation. Despitethe reliance on NWP, the human forecaster still has a big part toplay in producing weather forecasts and this is described, alongwith the issue of forecast verification – how forecastcentres measure their own performance and improve upon it. Advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students will use thisbook to understand how the theory comes together in the day-to-dayapplications of weather forecast production. In addition,professional weather forecasting practitioners, professional usersof weather forecasts and trainers will all find this new member ofthe RMetS Advancing Weather and Climate series avaluable tool. Provides an end-to-end description of the weather forecastingprocess Clearly structured and pitched at an accessible level, the bookdiscusses the practical choices that operational forecastingcentres have to make in terms of what numerical models they use andwhen they are run. Takes a very practical approach, using real life case-studiesto contextualize information Discusses the latest advances in the area, including ensemblemethods, monthly to seasonal range prediction and use of‘nowcasting’ tools such as radar and satelliteimagery Full colour throughout Written by a highly respected team of authors with experiencein both academia and practice. Part of the RMetS book series ‘Advancing Weather andClimate’


Operational Weather Forecasting

Operational Weather Forecasting
  • Author : Peter Michael Inness,Steve Dorling
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 06 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKOperational Weather Forecasting

This book offers a complete primer, covering the end-to-endprocess of forecast production, and bringing together a descriptionof all the relevant aspects together in a single volume; withplenty of explanation of some of the more complex issues andexamples of current, state-of-the-art practices. Operational Weather Forecasting covers the whole processof forecast production, from understanding the nature of theforecasting problem, gathering the observational data with which toinitialise and verify forecasts, designing and building a model (ormodels) to advance those initial conditions forwards in


Precipitation: Advances in Measurement, Estimation and Prediction

Precipitation: Advances in Measurement, Estimation and Prediction
  • Author : Silas C. Michaelides
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 27 February 2008
GET THIS BOOKPrecipitation: Advances in Measurement, Estimation and Prediction

This volume is the outcome of contributions from 51 scientists who were invited to expose their latest findings on precipitation research and in particular, on the measurement, estimation and prediction of precipitation. The reader is presented with a blend of theoretical, mathematical and technical treatise of precipitation science but also with authentic applications, ranging from local field experiments and country-scale campaigns to multinational space endeavors.


Forecast Verification

Forecast Verification
  • Author : Ian T. Jolliffe,David B. Stephenson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 01 August 2003
GET THIS BOOKForecast Verification

This handy reference introduces the subject of forecast verification and provides a review of the basic concepts, discussing different types of data that may be forecast. Each chapter covers a different type of predicted quantity (predictand), then looks at some of the relationships between economic value and skill scores, before moving on to review the key concepts and summarise aspects of forecast verification that receive the most attention in other disciplines. The book concludes with a discussion on the most



Next Generation Earth System Prediction

Next Generation Earth System Prediction
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on Developing a U.S. Research Agenda to Advance Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecasting
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 22 July 2016
GET THIS BOOKNext Generation Earth System Prediction

As the nation's economic activities, security concerns, and stewardship of natural resources become increasingly complex and globally interrelated, they become ever more sensitive to adverse impacts from weather, climate, and other natural phenomena. For several decades, forecasts with lead times of a few days for weather and other environmental phenomena have yielded valuable information to improve decision-making across all sectors of society. Developing the capability to forecast environmental conditions and disruptive events several weeks and months in advance could dramatically


Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction

Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction
  • Author : Andrew Robertson,Frederic Vitart
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 19 October 2018
GET THIS BOOKSub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction

The Gap Between Weather and Climate Forecasting: Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction is an ideal reference for researchers and practitioners across the range of disciplines involved in the science, modeling, forecasting and application of this new frontier in sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction. It provides an accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the scientific principles and sources of predictability through the unique challenges of numerical simulation and forecasting with state-of-science modeling codes and supercomputers. Additional coverage includes the prospects for developing


Forecast Verification

Forecast Verification
  • Author : Ian T. Jolliffe,David B. Stephenson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 25 January 2012
GET THIS BOOKForecast Verification

Forecast Verification: A Practioner's Guide in Atmospheric Science, 2nd Edition provides an indispensible guide to this area of active research by combining depth of information with a range of topics to appeal both to professional practitioners and researchers and postgraduates. The editors have succeeded in presenting chapters by a variety of the leading experts in the field while still retaining a cohesive and highly accessible style. The book balances explanations of concepts with clear and useful discussion of the main


Handbook of Climate Services

Handbook of Climate Services
  • Author : Walter Leal Filho,Daniela Jacob
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 17 January 2020
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Climate Services

This book explores climate services, including projections, descriptive information, analyses, assessments, and an overview of current trends. Due to the pressures now being put on the world’s climate, it is vital to gather and share reliable climate observation and projection data, which may be tailored for use by different groups. In other words, it is essential to offer climate services. But despite the growth in the use of these services, there are very few specialist publications on this topic.



Climate Change and Regional/Local Responses

Climate Change and Regional/Local Responses
  • Author : Pallav Ray,Yuanzhi Zhang
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 22 May 2013
GET THIS BOOKClimate Change and Regional/Local Responses

Understanding climate change requires analysis of its effects in specific contexts, and the case studies in this volume offer examples of such issues. Its chapters cover tropical cyclones in East Asia, study of a fossil in Brazils Araripe Basin and the fractal nature of band-thickness in an iron formation of Canadas Northwest Territories. One chapter examines the presence of trace elements and palynomorphs in the sediments of a tropical urban pond. Examples of technologies used include RS- GIS to map


Statistical Postprocessing of Ensemble Forecasts

Statistical Postprocessing of Ensemble Forecasts
  • Author : Stéphane Vannitsem,Daniel S. Wilks,Jakob Messner
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 May 2018
GET THIS BOOKStatistical Postprocessing of Ensemble Forecasts

Statistical Postprocessing of Ensemble Forecasts brings together chapters contributed by international subject-matter experts describing the current state of the art in the statistical postprocessing of ensemble forecasts. The book illustrates the use of these methods in several important applications including weather, hydrological and climate forecasts, and renewable energy forecasting. After an introductory section on ensemble forecasts and prediction systems, the second section of the book is devoted to exposition of the methods available for statistical postprocessing of ensemble forecasts: univariate


Seamless Prediction of the Earth System

Seamless Prediction of the Earth System
  • Author : Gilbert Brunet,Sarah Jones,Paolo M. Ruti
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 07 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKSeamless Prediction of the Earth System

"This book collects together White Papers that have been written to describe the state of the science and to discuss the major challenges for making further advances. The authors of each chapter have attempted to draw together key aspects of the science that was presented at WWOSC-2014. The overarching theme of this book and of WWOSC-2014 is 'Seamless Prediction of the Earth System: from minutes to months'. The book is structured with chapters that address topics regarding: Observations and Data


A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling

A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling
  • Author : Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on a National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 24 January 2013
GET THIS BOOKA National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling

As climate change has pushed climate patterns outside of historic norms, the need for detailed projections is growing across all sectors, including agriculture, insurance, and emergency preparedness planning. A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling emphasizes the needs for climate models to evolve substantially in order to deliver climate projections at the scale and level of detail desired by decision makers, this report finds. Despite much recent progress in developing reliable climate models, there are still efficiencies to be gained



Fluid Dynamics of the Mid-Latitude Atmosphere

Fluid Dynamics of the Mid-Latitude Atmosphere
  • Author : Brian J. Hoskins,Ian N. James
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 28 August 2014
GET THIS BOOKFluid Dynamics of the Mid-Latitude Atmosphere

This book gives a coherent development of the current understanding of the fluid dynamics of the middle latitude atmosphere. It is primarily aimed at post-graduate and advanced undergraduate level students and does not assume any previous knowledge of fluid mechanics, meteorology or atmospheric science. The book will be an invaluable resource for any quantitative atmospheric scientist who wishes to increase their understanding of the subject. The importance of the rotation of the Earth and the stable stratification of its atmosphere,