Bosart, Lance F. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, State University of New York, Albany, New York.
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A map or a series of maps that is used to depict the evolution and life cycle of atmospheric phenomena at selected times at the surface and in the free atmosphere. Weather maps are used for the analysis and display of in-place observational measurements and computer-generated analysis and forecast fields derived from weather and climate prediction models by research and operational meteorologists, government research laboratories, and commercial firms. Similar analyses derived from sophisticated computer forecast models are displayed in map form for forecast periods of 10–14 days in advance to provide guidance for human weather forecasters. See also: Meteorological instrumentation; Weather observations
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