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    10 December 2012

    The Autumn 2012 edition of the ECMWF Newsletter has been published.


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    5 December 2012

    On 1 December 2012, the Republic of Slovenia became ECMWF’s 20th Member State.

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    1 December 2012

    A second weekly run of the ECMWF monthly forecast has been introduced, running every Monday (00 UTC) to provide an update to the main Thursday run.

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    27 November 2012

    The European Commission has announced that as of 26 November 2012 the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) is now fully operational.

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    5 November 2012

    ECMWF will celebrate 20 years of operational ensemble prediction at ECMWF on Monday, 3 December 2012.

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    1 November 2012

    During 2012/2013, ECMWF is undertaking a significant redesign of its web site.

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    25 October 2012

    ECMWF has an extensive education and training programme to assist Member States and Co-operating States in the training of scientists in numerical weather prediction, and in making use of the ECMWF forecast products and computer facilities.

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    1 October 2012

    The summer 2012 edition of the ECMWF Newsletter has been published.

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    7 September 2012

    In an interview with the BBC Science Editor David Shukman, research at ECMWF was described regarding the role of Arctic sea-ice anomalies on summer weather in north-west Europe.

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    7 September 2012

    Scientists from the whole globe attended this year's ECMWF annual seminar on seasonal prediction held from 3 to 7 September 2012.

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    24 July 2012

    Building on the success of forecasting for the London 2012 Olympic games, the Met Office focus is now directed to providing the same outstanding support to the Paralympic games due to start on 29 August and running until 9 September.

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    13 July 2012

    Fires in western North-America as well as in Siberia have been particularly acute over the past weeks, making plumes of pollutants affecting visibility and air quality particularly ubiquitous.

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    9 July 2012

    The ECMWF Annual Report 2011 has been published.

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    28 June 2012

    A workshop on Ocean Waves took place at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) from 25 to 27 June 2012

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    21 June 2012

    An updated version of the ECMWF forecast and analysis system, cycle 38r1, was implemented on 19 June. The new cycle includes a collection of improvements to the forecast model and the data assimilation system, affecting the high-resolution forecasts and analyses, the ensemble of data assimilations (EDA) and the ensemble prediction system (EPS) including its monthly extension.

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    14 June 2012

    On 14 June 2012, ECMWF hosted an event to celebrate NCEP (the National Centers for Environmental Prediction) becoming an associate partner in the EUROSIP multi-model seasonal forecasting project.

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    3 May 2012

    The ECMWF website will be significantly re-developed.

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    7 March 2012

    From 27 February until 2 March 2012, ECMWF hosted the final General Assembly of the European project Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate (MACC) combined with the kick-off Assembly of its follow-on project MACC-II.

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    12 February 2012

    A co-operation agreement between ECMWF and the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) entered into force on 8 February 2012. The purpose of the agreement is to establish a general framework for the exchange of information and of expertise between the Parties.