Prognostic equation

Prognostic equation

Prognostic equation - in a physical (and especially geophysical) simulation context is a prognostic equation predicts variables for some time in the future on the basis of the values at the current or previous times.

For instance, the well-known Navier-Stokes equations that describe the time evolution of a fluid are prognostic equations that predict the future distribution of velocities in that fluid on the basis of current fields such as the pressure gradient.

ee also:

*diagnostic equation.

References

James R. Holton (2004) "An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology", Academic Press, International Geophysics Series Volume 88, Fourth Edition, 535 p., ISBN-10: 0123540151, ISBN-13: 978-0123540157.

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http://amsglossary.allenpress.com/glossary/search?id=prognostic-equation1


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