The forecaster's tools

B. Geerts


Weather evolves like nudged chaos, i.e. the predictability is limited, and human judgement remains an important input in the forecasting process. The information needed by a weather forecaster consists of the following three groups (1) -

  1. Analysis of the most recent weather information:
  1. Prognostic material, based on NWP output (Note 15.H).
  1. Forecast training



(1) Sturman, A. and N. Tapper 1996. Weather and Climate in Australia and New Zealand. (Oxford Univ Press) 476pp, after Targett 1994.