News & views  on data science and the environment

1st NCEO-GSSTI Data Assimilation and Earth Observation Training Course

by Javier Amezcua 25 November 2019 I spent the last week in Accra, the capital of Ghana. It was incredibly hot and stuffy for this time of the year (minimum 26C, maximum 31C), which is natural if we consider this ...
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UK weather radar network

Investigating the uncertainty of weather radar data

This blog describes the work of Masters student Vasiliki Kouroupaki, carried out in collaboration with the UK Met Office. In numerical weather prediction, nowcast, hindcast and forecast models can be improved through data assimilation. Data assimilation is the technique which ...
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IBM weather infographic

Operational meteorology for the public good, or for profit?

Most countries have a national weather service, funded by the government. A key role is to provide a public weather service, publishing forecasts to help make everyday business and personal decisions, as well as providing weather warnings for hazardous events ...
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My Met Office Placement

by Laura Mansfield This summer, I spent 10 weeks on a placement at the Met Office, in Exeter. This was part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth training programme and started with a week of lectures and lab sessions thanks ...
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