The next few years will see a more diverse range of computer architectures and vendors than we’ve enjoyed for over a decade. Simon McIntosh-Smith, a Professor of High Performance Computing from the University of Bristol who collaborates with ECMWF, explains the challenges and opportunities this will bring to the numerical weather forecasting community.
16 July 2018
5 June 2018
Rebecca Emerton discusses her work to develop new GloFAS seasonal forecasts of river flow which have the potential to give even earlier warnings of flood and drought risk around the globe.
15 May 2018
As WMO's Year of Polar Prediction gets well under way, Irina Sandu and Peter Bauer discuss the challenges of forecasting in the polar regions and highlight the priorities for ECMWF.
17 April 2018
The issue of scalability will feature as the headline topic at this year's ECMWF high-performance computing (HPC) workshop in September. Here Peter Bauer, head of ECMWF’s Scalability Programme, talks about what is perhaps the biggest revolution in numerical weather prediction since computer-based forecasts began.
15 March 2018
Erik Andersson, Deputy Director of the Forecast Department, will be presenting ECMWF products and what they can deliver at InterMet Asia, the region's largest assembly of meteorology professionals.
2 February 2018
Gianpaolo Balsamo discusses the importance of two-way coupling between the atmosphere and Earth’s surface, and how humans are altering these interactions. He shares his drive and excitement about bringing recent research developments into operational use.
5 December 2017
Francesca Di Giuseppe discusses some of the unique challenges involved in predicting wildfires and how ECMWF is contributing to European and global fire information systems.
16 November 2017
David Lavers talks about his work on extreme precipitation and the development of effective flood forecasting tools.
3 November 2017
Alan Geer explains how new observations sensitive to cloud and precipitation can improve forecasts.
4 October 2017
Hans Hersbach talks about ERA5, a new reanalysis of weather and climate to replace ERA-Interim.
4 September 2017
Peter Dueben looks at whether single precision can help to improve our computational efficiency.