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User Guide to ECMWF Forecast Products

 
 

The User Guide provides an introduction to the forecast information provided by ECMWF.

The aim of this User Guide is to help meteorologists make optimal use of the ECMWF forecasts. The ECMWF forecasting system (the dynamical model, the data assimilation and the product delivery system) are described in broad and non-technical terms. The range of medium-range forecast products is introduced and some guidance is provided on how to use the output, including how to use the high resolution and ensemble together and how to build up trust in the forecast information.

The emphasis is on the medium-range forecast products, since the way forecasters deal with medium-range NWP output differs in many ways from how they deal with short-range NWP on the one hand and monthly and seasonal NWP on the other.


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Further information:

Changes to the operational forecasting system

Guide to the Seasonal forecasts

The ECMWF Newsletter is published quarterly and contains articles about new products and changes to the forecasting system.




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