The Development of Numerical Weather Models-A review

  • Asnor M Ishak
  • Prashant K Srivastava
  • Manika Gupta
  • Tanvir Islam


Mesoscale models are getting importance in weather
prediction. Researchers working in the field of atmospheric
sciences are now utilizing these models for the
simulation and prediction of severe weather systems.
Some of the pioneer weather prediction agency such
as NOAA, ECMWF, UK met etc uses mesoscale models
for operational products development. This modeling
system can be used for simulating very high resolution
products on a nested grid with a wide variety of options
for the parameterization of physical processes. This review
is focused on state of the art mesoscale modelling
techniques that can be used to estimate high resolution
hydro-meteorological data at local/regional or global
level. This paper will provide the review of the various
mesoscale modelling techniques. The two models-
MM5 and WRF are explained in detail with respect to
its applications. Further usefulness of these models for
downscaling is also discussed with respect to their performances.

How to Cite
ISHAK, Asnor M et al. The Development of Numerical Weather Models-A review. Bulletin of Environmental and Scientific Research, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 15-20, mar. 2014. ISSN 2278-5205. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019.