An Initialization Procedure for Limited-Area Models for Numerical Weather Prediction.
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This paper describes a diagnostic objective analysis procedure designed to derive dynamically consistent three-dimensional fields of horizontal wind velocity, geopotential and temperature over limited-area subsynoptic and mesoscale domains. These analyses provide data for initial and boundary conditions for the fine-mesh model tests over the United States and Europe made at Fleet Numerical Weather Central FNWC and described by Anthes 1978. Objective analyses are produced on nine standard pressure levels over 70 x 70 unstaggered 60-km Cartesian grids on Lambert conformal map projections covering the United States and western Europe including the western Mediterranean Sea.