Facilitating effective collaboration to develop the Unified Model with scientists in the meteorological and university communities.
Collaboration with scientists at operational and academic centres around the World is central to the Met Office's strategy for developing the capability of the Unified Model. A comprehensive set of resources are available for licensed users, managed by the UM Collaboration team whose role is to facilitate effective and beneficial collaboration.
- to develop a joint programme of research and development with scientists in the university and meteorological communities, beneficial to both the collaborators and the Met Office.
- to establish, monitor and review joint research and development activities which deliver a measurable net benefit to the NWP and climate prediction capabilities of the Unified Model suite.
- to facilitate the transfer of technology so that collaborators have up-to-date modelling systems with robust support systems in place.
- Development of UM physical parametrization schemes, tropical cyclone initialisation procedures, observation processing software and ocean, sea-ice and land surface coupling with the
Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research.
- Use of new satellite data, diagnostic studies and evaluation of model configurations for predicting the East Asian monsoon and tropical cyclones at short timescales, modelling of atmospheric processes at climate timescales and development of a joint seasonal forecasting system with the
Korea Meteorological Administration.
- Diagnostic studies and evaluation of model configurations for predicting the Asian monsoon, tropical cyclones and modelling atmospheric processes in the tropics and enhancing the use of Indian observations with the
National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (India).
- Development of the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator snow scheme with the
Norwegian Meteorological Institute.
- Improvements to satellite data assimilation techniques, use of new satellite data and improved site specific forecasting with statistical post processing with the
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand).
- Testing of convective precipitation parametrization schemes and diagnostic studies and model evaluation of the diurnal cycle of rainfall, total rainfall accumulation, and the spatial distribution of rain in southern Africa with the
South African Weather Service.
- Development of the United Kingdom Chemistry Aerosol (UKCA) model, high resolution global coupled modelling, monsoon simulation and ice sheet modelling with the UK
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) community using the jointly owned MONSooN high performance computer through the Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme (JWCRP).
Last updated: 24 November 2010