© 1988

Multiprocessing in Meteorological Models

  • Geerd-R. Hoffmann
  • David F. Snelling
Conference proceedings

Part of the Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences book series (TATM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction: The Case for Multi-Processing in Meteorological Applications

  3. 3.–6. December 1984

    1. Oliver A. McBryan
      Pages 5-40
    2. David F. Snelling, Burton J. Smith
      Pages 89-95
    3. A. L. Lim, D. B. Soll
      Pages 97-107
    4. Lennart Bengtsson
      Pages 109-116
    5. D. M. Burridge
      Pages 117-123
    6. G.-R. Hoffmann, P. N. Swarztrauber, R. A. Sweet
      Pages 125-196
    7. M. J. Suarez
      Pages 197-201
    8. David Dent
      Pages 203-213
  4. 8.–11. December 1986

    1. David F. Snelling
      Pages 237-253
    2. Paul N. Swarztrauber
      Pages 283-287
    3. Bruce Leasure
      Pages 289-306

About these proceedings


Numerical weather prediction on the one hand needs a very large number of floating point calculations, but on the other hand is very time-critical. Therefore, the largest computers available, i.e., the "supercomputers", have usually been acquired by the national meteorological services long before they were used in other fields of research or business. Since the available technology limits the speed of any single computer, parallel computations have become necessary to achieve further improvements in the number of results produced per time unit. This book collects the papers presented at two workshops held at ECMWF on the topic of parallel processing in meteorological models. It provides an insight into the state-of-the-art in using parallel processors operationally and allows extrapolation to other time-critical applications. It also shows trends in migrating to massive parallel systems in the near future.


Weather environment integration modelling research

Editors and affiliations

  • Geerd-R. Hoffmann
    • 1
  • David F. Snelling
    • 1
  1. 1.European Centre for Medium-Range Weather ForecastsReading BerkshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Multiprocessing in Meteorological Models
  • Editors Geerd-R. Hoffmann
    David F. Snelling
  • Series Title Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-18457-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-83250-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-83248-2
  • Series ISSN 1431-9314
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 438
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atmospheric Sciences
    Earth Sciences, general
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