News

  • Verification Workshop at ECMWF March 2016
    4 March 2016

    Experts meeting at ECMWF on 2 and 3 March 2016 discussed how best to assess the quality of weather forecasts in the future, including predictions of extreme events.


  • Fernando Belda (AEMET), Juan Garces de Marcilla and Ángel López Alós in Madrid
    2 March 2016

    ECMWF delegates have told an international 'Big Data and Climate Change' meeting in Madrid how the Centre is implementing the EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS).

  • Computing data image with NEXTGenIO logo
    26 February 2016

    Partners from the NEXTGenIO project on input/output challenges in supercomputing decided on a hardware architecture when they met at ECMWF on 23 and 24 February 2016.

  • Magdalena Balmaseda explains an ocean chart
    22 February 2016

    Ocean modelling has come to play an ever-growing role in global numerical weather prediction. ECMWF’s ocean expert Magdalena Balmaseda explains why.

  • ECMWF scientists discuss the Centre's forecasts in the Weather Room
    18 February 2016

    ECMWF is recruiting a new Director for its Forecast Department after Florence Rabier left the post to become Director-General of ECMWF.

  • Sentinel-3 satellite on Rockot launcher in space
    17 February 2016

    A satellite that will greatly boost Europe’s Earth observation capabilities has gone into orbit after it was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 16 February 2016.

  • Pacific Ocean potential temperature chart
    10 February 2016

    One of the strongest El Niño events on record peaked in November 2015. How predictable was it? And is it the most extreme ever?

  • Training on use of ECMWF products, poster session
    5 February 2016

    Meteorologists from across ECMWF’s Member States have taken part in a new course designed to help them train others in the use of the Centre’s products.

  • NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan
    2 February 2016

    NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan has said her organisation is keen to forge closer links with weather forecasting services around the world.

  • Professor Tim Palmer
    28 January 2016

    Professor Tim Palmer says work on numerical weather prediction (NWP) carried out by his group at the University of Oxford can help ECMWF achieve “more accuracy with less precision”.

  • ECMWF's Cray supercomputer
    25 January 2016

    ECMWF has signed a contract with Cray Inc. to significantly upgrade its supercomputer facility, enabling the Centre to further improve its numerical weather predictions.

  • Newsletter 146 cover page
    22 January 2016

    The Winter 2015/16 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.

  • Artist's impression of Jason-3 satellite in orbit
    18 January 2016

    A satellite that can determine sea-surface height to within a few centimetres has gone into orbit after it was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on 17 January.

  • Monsoon flooding in Myanmar in 2015
    15 January 2016

    ECMWF is helping to create a system that produces real-time flood forecasts for the entire globe. The work builds on the Centre’s experience with flood forecasting in Europe.

  • Dust storm over northern China
    12 January 2016

    Two years after the conclusion of a formal Co-operation Agreement, ECMWF and the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) are extending their successful collaboration on satellite data to the prediction of dust storms.

  • ECMWF membership map including Croatia
    4 January 2016

    Full membership marks the next step in Croatia's long history of co-operation with ECMWF.

  • News highlights image
    22 December 2015

    From welcoming a new Member State and launching a new model cycle to celebrating the Centre’s 40th anniversary and appointing a new Director-General, 2015 has had its fair share of big ECMWF news stories.

  • Sea-surface temperature anomalies Nov 2015
    17 December 2015

    El Niño conditions in the central Pacific have now reached their peak, setting new records for sea-surface temperature in the central and western equatorial Pacific.

  • Kathryn Sullivan and Alan Thorpe
    14 December 2015

    Dr Kathryn Sullivan, Administrator of NOAA, visited ECMWF on 30 November. In an interview, she said numerical weather prediction (NWP) provided “the ability to give human beings foresight”.