• ECMWF governance, Member State flags, Council Chamber
    9 January 2017

    December 2016 saw Jorge Miguel Alberto de Miranda and Juhani Damski start their terms as President and Vice-President of ECMWF’s Council. At the same time, five new members were appointed to ECMWF’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

  • Global temperature anomalies 2016
    5 January 2017

    2016 was the warmest year on record with global surface air temperatures about 1.3°C above pre-industrial levels, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) run by ECMWF on behalf of the EU.

  • News highlights 2016
    21 December 2016

    A new Member State, two major model upgrades, a new ten-year Strategy, two director appointments – 2016 has been rich in developments from which the Centre will benefit for many years to come.

  • Open Data Week at ECMWF, 2017
    13 December 2016

    Open data will be in the spotlight during a week of events at ECMWF exploring the potential of freely available weather-related data.

  • Dick Dee
    6 December 2016

    Climate reanalysis has huge benefits for numerical weather prediction (NWP) as well as climate studies, and it can help to shed new light on the pace of global warming, two of ECMWF’s top reanalysis experts have said in separate high-profile interventions.

  • Andrew Brown
    2 December 2016

    Dr Andrew Brown has been appointed as ECMWF’s next Director of Research after Professor Erland Källén steps down on 31 July 2017.

  • Complex network
    29 November 2016

    ECMWF is making big strides in preparing weather forecasting for the exascale era of supercomputing by improving efficiency and scalability in all parts of the production and dissemination workflow.

  • Sea-surface temperature chart IFS Cycle 43r1
    23 November 2016

    ECMWF implemented a new version of its forecasting system on 22 November, which introduces a dynamic sea-ice model and increases the resolution of the ocean model. These and other changes significantly improve the Centre’s weather predictions.

  • Arctic sea ice
    18 November 2016

    ECMWF is part of a new EU-funded project investigating ways to improve weather and climate predictions in the face of a rapidly changing Arctic climate.

  • ESA's ADM-Aeolus satellite
    14 November 2016

    A ground-breaking satellite mission to be launched in late 2017 or early 2018 could herald a step change in the quality of weather forecasts around the globe by providing new wind data, a meeting on tropical modelling held at ECMWF has heard.

  • EC-Earth meeting at ECMWF 2 and 3 Nov 2016
    8 November 2016

    EC-Earth, a European consortium which aims to provide reliable climate information, will use ECMWF’s OpenIFS for the atmosphere–land component in future versions of its Earth system model.

  • Daily mean temperature January 2016 from ERA5
    3 November 2016

    One year after the Paris Agreement on climate change, ECMWF launches its most powerful global climate monitoring tool to date, ERA5.

  • Clouds and sunrays
    28 October 2016

    A workshop on the Earth’s radiation budget hosted by ECMWF from 18 to 21 October heard that progress has been made in radiation modelling at ECMWF.

  • Nils Wedi
    24 October 2016

    How fast can weather prediction models be adapted to work on tomorrow’s supercomputer architectures? This is one of the questions ECMWF scientist Nils Wedi will address in his talk at a supercomputer workshop which opened at the Centre on 24 October.

  • Newsletter 149 cover page
    20 October 2016

    The Autumn 2016 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.

  • Orographic drag illustration
    14 October 2016

    The Earth’s surface slows down and deflects atmospheric flow in a variety of ways. Scientists believe a better representation of these processes in models can lead to improved weather forecasts.

  • South East Asia Map
    7 October 2016

    Nguyen Thanh Tung, a forecaster from Vietnam’s National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, has begun a 12-month placement at ECMWF, sponsored by the WMO.

  • Sea ice
    30 September 2016

    Paolo Ruti, the Chief of the WMO’s World Weather Research Division, says he is pleased with the progress made to date on the Year of Polar Prediction, a flagship activity of the World Weather Research Programme’s Polar Prediction Project.

  • Roberto Buizza at ECMWF's Annual Seminar 2016
    27 September 2016

    About 100 people met in Reading from 5 to 8 September for one of ECMWF’s flagship events, the four-day Annual Seminar.