Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 467–474 | Cite as

Progresses of researches on numerical weather prediction in China: 1999–2002

  • Xue JishanEmail author


The recent progresses in the research and development of (NWP) in China are reviewed in this paper. The most impressive achievements are the development of direct assimilation of satellite irradiances with a 3DVAR (three-dimentional variational) data assimilation system and a non-hydrostatic model with a semi-Lagrangian semi-implicit scheme. Progresses have also been made in model physics and model application to precipitation and environmental forecasts. Some scientific issues of great importance for further development are discussed.

Key words

progress numerical weather prediction three-dimentional variational semi-Lagrangian semi-implicit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Meteorological SciencesBeijing

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