Weather science technical reports

Weather Science Technical Reports

Recent reports in the 'Forecasting Research Technical Report' series.

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Forecasting Research Technical Reports
Report No.TitleAuthor(s)Year
598 FRTR598 Assessment of WAM Cycle-4 based source terms for the Met Office global-regional wave modelling system. (PDF, 10 MB) Saulter, A.2015
597 FRTR597b UERRA Ensemble Data Assimilation Configuration. (PDF, 2 MB) Jermey, P.2015
596 FRTR596 The Autumn Experiment 2013: A Pilot Study of a Forecasting Test Bed at the Met Office. (PDF, 5 MB) Semple, A.2014
595 FRTR 595 Assessment of significant wave height correlation distances in the North Sea and North East Atlantic using a mesoscale wave hindcast. (PDF, 1 MB) Palmer, T.; Saulter, A.2013
594 FRTR594 Methods for evaluating model performance of IMDAA. (PDF, 39 MB) Mahmood, S.; Jermey, P.; Renshaw, R.2014
593 FRTR 593 Cost-benefit studies for observing systems. (PDF, 802 kB) Eyre, J.; Reid, R.2014
592 FRTR 592 The sensitivity of NAME forecasts of the transport of volcanic ash clouds to the physical characteristics assigned to the particles. (PDF, 3 MB) Beckett, F.M.; Witham, C.S.; Hort, M.C.; Stevenson, J.A.; Bonadonna, C.; Millington, S.C.2014
590 Forecast Research Technical Report 590 Interpolation methods in the RTTOV radiative transfer model. (PDF, 422 kB) Hocking, J.2014
589 FRTR589 Evaluation of Precipitation in EURO4M Reanalyses and Downscalers. (PDF, 24 MB) Jermey, P.; Renshaw, R.2014
588 FRTR 588 Frequency biases in predictions of aviation icing occurrence: What can we learn from climatologies?. (PDF, 3 MB) Morcrette, C.J.; Bernstein, B.C.; Wells, H.2014
587 Forecasting Research Technical Report 587 Computational Science Recommendations GungHo Phase 1. (PDF, 1 MB) Ford, R.; Glover, M.; Ham, D.; Maynard, C.; Pickles, S.; Riley, G.2013
586 Forecasting Research Technical Report 586 A review of Stratospheric Sounding Unit radiance observations in support of climate trends investigations and reanalysis. (PDF, 6 MB) Nash, J.; Saunders, R.2013
585 Forcasting Research Technical Report 585 Benefit of convective-scale data assimilation and observing systems in the UK Models. (PDF, 2 MB) Dow, G.; Macpherson, B.2013
584 FRTR584 The NAME wet deposition scheme. (PDF, 2 MB) Webster, H.N.; Thomson, D.J.2014
583 Forecasting Research Technical Report 583 EURO4M regional reanalysis system. (PDF, 1 MB) Renshaw, R.; Jermey, P.; Barker, D.; Meycock, A.; Oxley, S.2013
582 FRTR 582 Global assimilation of air temperature, humidity, wind and pressure from surface stations: practice and performance. (PDF, 1 MB) Ingleby, B.2013
581 FRTR 581 Comparing satellite altimetry with ocean models of the north-west shelf. (PDF, 3 MB) King, R.; Martin, M.2013
580 Forecasting Research Technical Report 580 The impact of ASCAT winds from Metop-B and a new scatterometer thinning scheme (PDF, 3 MB) Cotton, J.2013
579 FRTR579_UNTAGGED Initial assessment of the impact of MetOp-B IASI (PDF, 1 MB) Cameron, J.; Cotton, J.; Marriott, R.2013
578 FRTR578 Describing the development of the new FOAM-NEMOVAR system in the global 1/4 degree configuration (PDF, 7 MB) Waters, J.; Lea, D.; Martin, M.; Storkey, D.; While, J.2013
577 FRTR577 Improved detection of volcanic sulphur dioxide using infrared imaging radiometers. (PDF, 1 MB) Cooke, M.2013
575 FRTR575_Untagged Comparison of locally received MetOp-B IASI data with global MetOp-A IASI data. (PDF, 5 MB) Cameron, J.2013
574 FRTR574 Comparing EVA results from analysis of 12 years of WAVEWATCHIII™ and 50 years of NORA10 data. (PDF, 817 kB) Leonard-Williams, A.; Saulter, A.2013
573 FRTR573 The impact of the temporal spacing of observations on analysis error. (PDF, 710 kB) Eyre, J.; Weston, P.2013
572 FRTR572 Assimilating scatterometer winds from Oceansat-2: impact on Met Office analyses and forecasts. (PDF, 1 MB) Cotton, J.2013
571 FRTR571 Development of a methodology utilising look-up tables to accelerate spectral wave model run times. (PDF, 1 MB) Leonard-Williams, A.; Francis, A.2013
552 FRTR552_Untagged NAME modelling of aircraft encounters with volcanic ash plumes from historic eruptions. (PDF, 1 MB) Webster, H.N.; Witham, C.S.; Hort, M.C.; Jones, A.R.; Thomson, D.J. 2013
569 FRTR569 An initial assessment of data from the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder. (PDF, 8 MB) Doherty, A.; Atkinson, N.; Bell, W.; Candy, B.; Keogh, S.; Cooper, C.2012
568 FRTR568 Observation Impact Statements for operational ocean forecasting. (PDF, 17 MB) Lea, D.2012
567 FRTR567 Calibration and combination of medium-range ensemble precipitation forecasts. (PDF, 1 MB) Flowerdew, J.2012
566 FRTR566 The benefit of continuous data assimilation in a regional NWP model. (PDF, 814 kB) Jones, C.; Macpherson, B.2012
565 FRTR565 Lake Surface Water Temperature in the operational OSTIA system. (PDF, 3 MB) Fiedler E.; Martin, M.; Roberts-Jones, J.2012
564 FRTR564_V2 Diagnosis of exaggerated impacts in adjoint-based sensitivity studies. (PDF, 327 kB) Joo, S.; Lorenc, A.; Marriott, R.2012
563 FRTR 563 Untagged Latex Version New soil physical properties implemented into the UKPP MOSES-PDM-RFM at PS25. (PDF, 2 MB) Ashton, H.2012
562 FRTR562 The impact of Metop and other satellite data within the Met Office global NWP system using an adjoint-based sensitivity method. (PDF, 296 kB) Joo, S.; Eyre, J.; Marriott, R.2012
558 FRTR 558 V2 Improved variational analyses using a nonlinear humidity control variable: Formulation and trials. (PDF, 529 kB) Ingleby, B.; Lorenc, A.; Ngan,K.; Rawlins, R.; Jackson, D.2012

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1-31 Short Range Forecasting Division Technical Report Series 
32- Forecasting Research Technical Report Series 

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Last updated: 14 January 2015