numerical weather prediction

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numerical weather prediction

[nü′mer·i·kəl ′weth·ər pri‚dik·shən]
(meteorology)

numerical weather prediction

A forecasting method in which digital computers solve mathematical equations. This method is used extensively throughout the world.
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This motivates several alternative approaches-most notably the 4D-Var method-used in large-scale applications such as numerical weather forecasting [8, 9, 11, 12, 17, 23, 26] and oceanography [4].
The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) will operate one of the largest numerical weather forecasting systems in the world when it upgrades later this year to a Cray X1E supercomputer with peak performance of more than 16 teraflops.
With a peak speed of more than two teraflops (two trillion calculations per second), this will be one of the largest numerical weather forecasting systems in the world.