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Simulated images - Infrared channel

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Simulated Forecast Image products (SIM) are based on the sensor characteristics of the Meteosat-10 satellite. They are generated from the model forecast fields using the same radiative transfer algorithm (RTTOV) as in the ECMWF operational data assimilation. The forecast brightness temperature is used to produce pictures equivalent to the infra-red images available from geostationary satellites.

High resolution forecast Mean sea level pressure contours are overlaid to aid the interpretation.

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News highlights 2021

News highlights of 2021

ECMWF news highlights in 2021 include two upgrades of our Integrated Forecasting System that improved forecasts; projects and workshops to drive forward weather science; and new developments regarding the EU-funded Copernicus services implemented by ECMWF.

20 December 2021
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In focus

Articles presenting ECMWF’s involvement in diverse areas and fact sheets on topics including supercomputing at ECMWF, ocean wave forecasting, Earth system modelling and data assimilation, reanalysis, and ECMWF's use of satellite observations.

20 December 2021

 

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.

Upgrade to IFS Cycle 47r3

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12 October 2021

Today's #IFS47r3 upgrade includes major changes to the forecast model and improved use of observations to further increase the forecast quality. Read more: Forecast upgrade improves moist physics and use of satellite observations #newfcsystem

 

 

 

Datasets

Forecasts, analyses, climate re-analyses, reforecasts and multi-model data are available from our archive (MARS) or via dedicated data servers or via point-to-point dissemination.

Accessing forecasts

Researchers, WMO members, commercial users and satellite data providers can gain access to ECMWF forecast products under one of our various license agreement types.

Workshops and education

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.

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ECMWF workshops are open to the worldwide meteorological community, though some training is restricted to member states.

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Serving meteorology

International collaboration is fundamental to the work of ECMWF, working with the EU and the meteorological community at large, including the World Meteorological Organization, space agencies, and scientists around the world.