The first posts in our science blog have given a scientist’s perspective on different areas of ECMWF’s work. Topics range from single precision computer calculations, satellite data assimilation and reanalysis to the prediction of flood and fire risk.
22 December 2017
Developing a 4D variational data assimilation system was one of ECMWF’s biggest-ever projects. It culminated in the operational implementation of 4D-Var on 25 November 1997. A symposium to mark the 20th anniversary will be held at ECMWF on 26 January and will be live-streamed.
12 January 2018
Forecast charts and data
We provide current forecasts, climate reanalyses and specific datasets. These are available via the web, point-to-point dissemination, data servers and broadcasting.
Cyclone strike probability animation for Thursday showing successive ensemble forecasts. Includes windstorm David/Friederike that hit NW Europe - only at short leads was the track forecast correct. Predicting small, dangerous cyclones is intrinsically very challenging.
Advancing weather science
Education is a key element of our work at ECMWF, enabling our partners to get the most from ECMWF's services and develop an advanced understanding of forecasting.
|January 22-25||Training course: Introduction to ECMWF job scheduler: ecFlow|
|January 22-25||Workshop on observations and analysis of sea-surface temperature and sea ice for NWP and climate applications|
|January 26||Symposium: 20 years of 4D-Var|
|January 29 - February 2||Training course: Use and interpretation of ECMWF products – OP-I|
|February 5-9||Training course: Use and interpretation of ECMWF products – OP-II|
|February 19-22||Training course: ecCodes: BUFR|
|February 26 - March 1||Training course: ecCodes: GRIB|
|March 12-16||Training course: Data assimilation|
ECMWF workshops are open to the worldwide meteorological community, though some training is restricted to member states.