|Atmospheric modeling, data assimilation and predictability|
Kalnay, E. (2004). Atmospheric modeling, data assimilation and predictability. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-79629-6. xxii, 341 pp.
Numerical weather forecasting
This comprehensive text and reference work on numerical weather prediction covers for the first time, not only methods for numerical modeling, but also the important related areas of data assimilation and predictability. It incorporates all aspects of environmental computer modeling including an historical overview of the subject, equations of motion and their approximations, a modern and clear description of numerical methods, and the determination of initial conditions using weather observations (an important new science known as data assimilation).