pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 115, Issue 5–6, pp 1357–1372 | Cite as

Numerical weather prediction relevant to the monsoon problem

  • T. N. Krishnamurti
  • John Molinari
  • Hua-Lu Pan
  • Vince Wong


In this short paper we have identified some of the modelling groups that have the capability of simulating or carrying out short range numerical weather prediction over the monsoon belt. We have next outlined some of the important and desirable ingredients for a multilevel primitive equation model over the tropics, with most of the emphasis on the present version of Florida State University's Tropical Prediction Model. Finally, we present briefly some important results based on the present version of our prediction models that relate to the NWP efforts over the monsoon belt. Here we have identified the importance of mountains, convection, the radiative heating balance of the earth's surface, and the planetary boundary layer over the Arabian Sea.

Key words

Monsoon numerical weather prediction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. N. Krishnamurti
    • 1
  • John Molinari
    • 1
  • Hua-Lu Pan
    • 1
  • Vince Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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