“Weather Forecasting Factory” by Stephen Conlin, 1986.
Based on the description in Weather Prediction by Numerical Process, by L.F. Richardson, Cambridge University Press, 1922, and on advice from Prof. John Byrne, Trinity College Dublin. Image: ink and water colour, c. 50 x 38.5 cm.© Stephen Conlin 1986. All Rights Reserved.
The link and the image were taken from http://mathsci.ucd.ie/~plynch/Publications/RFFF-WX-02-NoAbs.pdf. Courtesy of Dr. Peter Lynch, School of Mathematics&Statistics, UCD.
The Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE), jointly established by the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (WCRP-JSC) and the WMO Commission for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS), which is responsible for WWRP and GAW, has the responsibility of fostering the development of atmospheric circulation models for use in weather, climate, water and environmental prediction on all time scales and diagnosing and resolving shortcomings (WMO/TD 121).
WCRP-JSC/CAS WGNE promotes co-ordinated numerical experimentation for validating model results, observed atmospheric properties, exploring the natural and forced variability and predictability of the atmosphere, (e.g. the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project, AMIP), as well as studies aimed at refining numerical techniques, and the formulation of atmospheric physics processes. WGNE also monitors the advances in data assimilation and analysis methods and is the focal point in the WCRP for encouraging and reviewing the reanalysis projects carried out at various centres with fixed state-of-the-art assimilation systems providing a multi-year homogenous data set for a range of atmospheric and climate diagnostic studies.
WGNE is supporting numerical experimentation research activities of the
- WMO/ICSU/IOC-UNESCO World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
- WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP)
- WMO Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW) as well as research links to operational weather and climate prediction
- WGNE Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) Task Force (TF)