Just a ponder.
In all the computer models, they use a “grid” of volume. Most are squares (cubes in layers of square outline, some with ‘taper’ toward the poles) and at least one is hexagons.
So I was pondering this and pondered: Why not just use vectors?
They calculate the “stuff” either at a point in the center of a grid cell, or one of the corners, or middle of an edge. Yet the thermometers are really just at points on the ground. Then things like “wind” are moved between boxes, very unnaturally.
So why not just have a set of vectors for wind. Each one starting at a point in your grid, with angle and velocity as properties. Similarly, have a temperature vector anchored at each point with size = temperature? Seems to me a set of vectors anchored at points is easier to deal with programmatically and ought to have similar results.
So am I missing something or what?