News

  • 19 January 2018

    The winter 2017/18 issue of the ECMWF Newsletter is now available. As well as news about ECMWF staff and events, it features articles about new developments and the use that can be made of ECMWF products.


  • 11 January 2018

    Tropical cyclones are one of the deadliest weather phenomena. One of the avenues being pursued at ECMWF to improve forecasts of tropical cyclones is to better take into account interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere during the forecast period.

  • 4 January 2018

    The first complete temperature datasets for 2017 show that last year was the third in a row of exceptionally warm years, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) implemented by the European Weather Centre (ECMWF) can announce.

  • 2 January 2018

    ECMWF will be at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, from 7 to 11 January. Find out when our staff are presenting and when they will be available at our booth.

  • 22 December 2017

    The year started with a bang when ECMWF Copernicus reanalysis data showed that 2016 had been the warmest year on record. Other milestones included the decision to build a new data centre in Bologna, a major model upgrade and the implementation of a new seasonal forecasting system.

  • 18 December 2017

    Speakers at a symposium held at ECMWF on 8 December outlined the remarkable contributions to numerical weather prediction (NWP) made by Adrian Simmons in the course of a career spanning five decades.

  • 12 December 2017

    ECMWF is stepping up its efforts to provide processing and visualisation options in the Python programming language. To engage with the developer community, the Centre hosted a Python frameworks workshop on 28 and 29 November 2017.

  • 8 December 2017

    A symposium to mark the decisive contributions of ECMWF scientist Adrian Simmons to numerical weather prediction and climate science took place at the Centre on 8 December.

  • 7 December 2017

    ECMWF Lead Scientist Roberto Buizza delivered a lecture on ’25 years of ensemble prediction’ on 7 December, on the occasion of the 91st Council meeting. A recording of the lecture can be viewed online.

  • 4 December 2017

    Radical changes to prepare weather forecasting systems for the exascale era of supercomputing are under way. Now there are plans for a major international project to help complete this revolution.

  • 27 November 2017

    After a successful conference on climate reanalysis in Rome, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) being implemented by ECMWF is getting ready to make reanalysis results available to wider audiences.

  • 20 November 2017

    Twenty years ago ECMWF added an extra dimension – time – to the assimilation of observational data into weather models. This pioneering ‘4D-Var’ technique has led to substantial improvements in the Centre’s forecasts.

  • 13 November 2017

    Convection is one of the small-scale atmospheric processes at the heart of the workshop ‘Shedding light on the greyzone’ taking place at ECMWF from 13 to 16 November. Convection specialist Peter Bechtold explains why.

  • 10 November 2017

    ECMWF’s new seasonal prediction system (SEAS5) brings better forecasts, especially for El Niño/La Niña events. Forecasts are also more detailed thanks to much greater horizontal resolution.

  • 2 November 2017

    More than 50 scientists will meet at ECMWF from 13 to 16 November to discuss the modelling of atmospheric processes across the globe at ‘grey zone’ resolutions of a few kilometres or less.

  • 26 October 2017

    Supporting ECMWF’s diverse range of users requires know-how in weather science, data handling and consultancy. Emma Pidduck from ECMWF’s Data Services team has what it takes.

  • 20 October 2017

    The autumn 2017 issue of the ECMWF Newsletter is now available. As well as news about ECMWF staff and events, it features articles about new developments and the use that can be made of ECMWF products.

  • 17 October 2017

    Over 90 scientists from European national meteorological services and ECMWF came together at the Centre from 2 to 5 October 2017 to talk about convection and other topics in limited-area modelling.

  • 16 October 2017

    A new climate reanalysis produced by the ECMWF-run Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has reconstructed the Great Storm that hit Britain in October 1987 in much more detail than was possible in the 1980s.