ECMWF Newsletter 180

Summer 2024 Newsletter published

The summer 2024 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.

Ioan Hadade

How to optimise the computing aspects of numerical weather forecasts

Ioan Hadade specialises in high-performance computing. His skills are essential to make our numerical weather forecasts run efficiently on our high-performance computing facility in Bologna, Italy.

4D-Var with adjustments in the corrected forecast

How physics-based forecasts can be corrected by machine learning

Progress has been made in applying machine learning tools to adjust the initial conditions and the trajectory of physics-based forecasts.

Ocean-wave-related IFS upgrade to Cycle 49r1

Ocean wind wave model upgrade improves the forecasting system

In the next upgrade of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System (IFS), changes in the ocean wind wave model component will be implemented which improve forecasts.

Excerpt from ECMWF Annual Report 2023 cover image showing globe with overlaid grid, 9 km resolution and digital networks

ECMWF Annual Report 2023 published

The ECMWF Annual Report 2023 is now available online, reviewing progress towards the goals set out in our ten-year Strategy under the pillars of ‘Science and technology’, ‘Impact’, and ‘Organisation and people’.

Destination Earth goes live

EU’s Destination Earth Phase II is inaugurated

The official launch event of the EU’s Destination Earth second phase takes place today at the EuroHPC LUMI Supercomputer Center in Finland. DestinE, which aims to build a digital replica of our planet, is implemented by ECMWF, ESA, and EUMETSAT.

Planned IFS upgrade to Cycle 49r1 - two-metre temperature forecasts

Model upgrade will bring better two-metre temperature forecasts

In the next upgrade of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System (IFS), changes will be implemented which improve short-range forecasts of two-metre temperature.

CoCO2 top image

Videos show ‘nature run’ of greenhouse gases over a year

Three videos developed as part of the EU-funded CoCO2 research project coordinated by ECMWF show a ‘nature run’ of greenhouse gases over the year 2021.

Jesper Dramsch

Bringing together users, researchers and coders in ECMWF’s machine learning efforts

ECMWF’s endeavour to create first-class machine learning weather forecasts relies on the expertise of its staff, including Jesper Dramsch, who joined ECMWF in 2021.

Image of EarthCARE satellite in orbit

New satellite promises unprecedented data on clouds and aerosols

A new satellite called Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE), to be launched later this month, will provide unprecedented data on clouds and aerosols that will help ECMWF to initialise its weather forecasts.