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Author Woods, Austin.

Title Medium-range weather prediction : the European approach ; the story of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts / Austin Woods ; forewords by Anton Eliassen and Francesco Fedi
Published New York : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 270 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents The first Director -- The beginnings -- the political background -- Meteorological developments 1967 to 1971 -- The Project Study -- The Convention -- In the United Kingdom -- 1794 to 1980: The Formative Years -- The Analysis System -- OI to 4D-Var -- The Medium-Range Model -- Ensemble prediction -- forecasting the error -- Seasonal prediction -- Wave prediction -- Data from on high -- Re-analysis -- towards a new ERA -- Archives and Graphics: towards MARS, MAGICS and Metview -- The computer system: CDC, Cray, Fujitsu, IBM -- Communicating the forecasts: mail and 50 baud to RMDCN -- Commercial issues -- The Staff -- And the outlook is?
Summary "The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is widely acknowledged to be a world leader in the field of numerical weather prediction." "This authoritative and readable book tells the interesting story of how the Centre was conceived in the confusing and difficult political period of the 1960s in Europe. It summarises the political, scientific, technical and financial discussions that led to its establishment, and how it came to be built 60 km west of London, England."--Jacket
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Subject European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts.
Long-range weather forecasting -- Europe.
Weather forecasting -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005930025
ISBN 0387269282 (Cloth)
9780387269283 (Cloth)