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numerical weather prediction

(Earth weather prediction by computer equation-solving and/or simulation)

Numerical weather prediction (NWP) is the prediction of the weather (typically Earth's) through the use of computers to solve the relevant equations and/or simulate the atmospheric dynamics. Current weather prediction is now generally based upon such models, scaled to cover a large portion of Earth atmosphere. Such a computer model is known as an NWP model (for numerical weather prediction model).

NWP's methods are borrowed by astrophysics, sometimes to the point of adapting the same software to other solar system and extra-solar planets.

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