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Met Office Showcase
The University of Reading is one of the four Met Office Academic Partners, and a number of Met Office research staff are based here. In this session they will provide an overview of their research as part of the Meteorology Department internal seminar series.
An overview of the research areas of scientists at MetOffice@Reading covering: Observations, Data Assimilation, Convection, Urban modelling, Ensembles and Predictability, Climate.
The value of the NWCSAF package for NWP, Nowcasting and model validation
The NWCSAF software has been running operationally at the MetOffice since 2000. It runs on AutoSat and produces high resolution Atmospheric Wind Vectors (AMVs) for the UKV forecasting system. In addition, there are many other products are produced for nowcasting. An example is the Convection Initiation found on the MetOffice TIGGER image browser. Timeliness and accuracy are important factors for operational use.