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Weather science technical reports

Weather Science Technical Reports

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

Weather Science provides the forecasting capabilities that are used for routine operational short to medium range forecasting of the weather, the oceans and their impacts.

Forecasting Research Technical Reports
Report No. Title Author(s) Year
632 An Initial Evaluation of the GLOMAP-mode Aerosol Scheme for UK Air-Quality Forecasting with AQUM

Hemmings, J.; Savage, N.


631 The testing and implementation of variational bias correction (VarBC) in the Met Office global NWP system Cameron, J.; Bell, W. 2018
630 Evaluation of TechDemoSat-1 GNSS-R ocean surface winds in numerical weather prediction Cotton, J.; Eyre, J.; Forsythe, M. 2018
629 Observing system studies proposed for GNSS-R ocean surface wind data Eyre, J. 2018
628 Assessment of surface pressure data from the OCO-2 satellite. Turp, D. 2018
627 The sensitivity of AMM15 ocean model sea surface temperature to shortwave radiation forcing. Arnold, A. 2018
626 32-bit Physics in the Unified Model. A proof of concept study. Gilham, R. 2018
625 Deterministic data assimilation developments-July 2017 Inverarity, G.W. (editor).; Wlasak, M.A.; Jardak, M.; Lorenc, A.C. 2018
624 A particle size dependent wet deposition scheme for NAME Webster, H.N.; Thomson, D.J. 2017
623 Sensitivity to a variable ocean surface roughness parameter in coupled models Palmer, T.; Castillo, J.; Saulter, A.; Edwards, J.; Harris, C.; Hyder, P.; Sanchez, C. 2017
622 NEMO-Surge: Forecast performance
during 2016-2017 winter trial

O'Neill, C. ; Saulter, A. 2017
621 Evaluating and optimising the cost of coupling in the UKC2 regional system Sanchez, J.M.C.; Lewis,H. 2017
620 Meteosat-8 AMVs over the Indian Ocean Cotton, J. 2017
619 NEMO-surge: Application of atmospheric forcing and surge evaluation. Technical report 619. O'Neill, C.; Saulter, A.; Williams, J.; Horsburgh, K. 2016
618 Developments in the Met Office InTEM
volcanic ash source estimation system
Part 2: Results
Webster, H. N.; Thomson, D. J.  and Cooke,  M. C. 2017
617 A Simple Prognostic based Convective Entrainment Rate for the Unified Model: Description and Tests. Willett, M.R.; Whitall, M.A. 2017
616 Developments in the Met Office InTEM
volcanic ash source estimation system
Part 1: Concepts
Thomson,D. J.; Webster, H. N. and Cooke, M. C. 2017
615 Sensitivity of radio occultation-based dry temperature retrievals to upper-level information and its relevance to radiosonde bias corrections. Burrows, C, (Met Office).; Healy, S, (ECMWF). 2016
614 Application of a refined grid global model for operational wave forecasting. Saulter, A.; Bunney, C.; Li, J.G. 2016
613 Testing the performance of simple methods for nearshore wave downscaling. Saulter, A. 2016
612 Evaluating the effects of ocean current fields on a UK regional wave model. Palmer, T.; Saulter, A. 2016
611 Exascale Computing Research priorities for the Met Office. Maynard, C.; Selwood, P. 2016
610 NEMO-surge: Setting up an accurate tidal model. Furner, R.; Williams, J.; Horsburgh, K.; Saulter, A. 2016
609 Marine biogeochemical data assimilation literature review and scoping report. Ford, D.; Barciela, R. 2015
608 Investigating biophysical feedbacks in a coupled physical biogeochemical ocean model. Ford, D.; Barciela, R. 2015
607 Comparison of 3D-Var and 4D-Var data assimilation in an NWP-based nowcasting system of precipitation at the Met Office. Li, Z.; Ballard, S.P.; Simonin, D. 2015
606 Developing, trialling and demonstrating the benefits of a wave ensemble prediction system for coastal flood forecasting. Saulter, A.; Bunney, C. 2015
605 Comparison of planetary boundary layer heights from Jenoptik ceilometers and the Unified Model. Selvaratnam, V.; Ordóñez, C.; Adam, M. 2015
604 Initial Implementation of an Inversion Technique for Estimating Volcanic Ash Source Parameters in Near Real time using Satellite Retrievals. Pelley, R.E.; Cooke, M.C.; Manning, A.J.; Thomson, D.J.; Witham, C.S.; Hort, M.C. 2015
603 Performance of the Met Office Atlantic short-range wave ensemble prediction system. Bunney, C.; Saulter, A. 2014
602 Comparing Surface and Upper Air Data against Model Background for the Indian Region. Davie, J.C.S.; Mallick, S. 2015
601 Parametrizing unresolved mesoscale motions in NAME. Webster, H.N.; Whitehead, T.; Thomson, D.J. 2015
600 The 5A Orographic Drag Scheme: Design and Testing. Wells, H. 2010
599 Suitability of satellite sea surface salinity data for assessing and correcting ocean forecasts. Martin, M. 2015
598 Assessment of WAM Cycle-4 based source terms for the Met Office global-regional wave modelling system. Saulter, A. 2015
597 UERRA Ensemble Data Assimilation Configuration. Jermey, P. 2015
596 The Autumn Experiment 2013: A Pilot Study of a Forecasting Test Bed at the Met Office. Semple, A. 2014
595 Assessment of significant wave height correlation distances in the North Sea and North East Atlantic using a mesoscale wave hindcast. Palmer, T.; Saulter, A. 2013
594 Methods for evaluating model performance of IMDAA. Mahmood, S.; Jermey, P.; Renshaw, R. 2014
593 Cost-benefit studies for observing systems. Eyre, J.; Reid, R. 2014
592 The sensitivity of NAME forecasts of the transport of volcanic ash clouds to the physical characteristics assigned to the particles. Beckett, F.M.; Witham, C.S.; Hort, M.C.; Stevenson, J.A.; Bonadonna, C.; Millington, S.C. 2014
591 Remodelling the Irish national onshore and offshore wind atlas. Standen, J.; Wilson, C. 2015
590 Interpolation methods in the RTTOV radiative transfer model. Hocking, J. 2014
589 Evaluation of Precipitation in EURO4M Reanalyses and Downscalers. Jermey, P.; Renshaw, R. 2014
588 Frequency biases in predictions of aviation icing occurrence: What can we learn from climatologies?. Morcrette, C.J.; Bernstein, B.C.; Wells, H. 2014
587 Computational Science Recommendations GungHo Phase 1. Ford, R.; Glover, M.; Ham, D.; Maynard, C.; Pickles, S.; Riley, G. 2013
586 A review of Stratospheric Sounding Unit radiance observations in support of climate trends investigations and reanalysis. Nash, J.; Saunders, R. 2013
585 Benefit of convective-scale data assimilation and observing systems in the UK Models. Dow, G.; Macpherson, B. 2013
584 The NAME wet deposition scheme. Webster, H.N.; Thomson, D.J. 2014
583 EURO4M regional reanalysis system. Renshaw, R.; Jermey, P.; Barker, D.; Meycock, A.; Oxley, S. 2013
582 Global assimilation of air temperature, humidity, wind and pressure from surface stations: practice and performance. Ingleby, B. 2013
581 Comparing satellite altimetry with ocean models of the north-west shelf. King, R.; Martin, M. 2013
580 The impact of ASCAT winds from Metop-B and a new scatterometer thinning scheme Cotton, J. 2013
579 Initial assessment of the impact of MetOp-B IASI Cameron, J.; Cotton, J.; Marriott, R. 2013
578 Describing the development of the new FOAM-NEMOVAR system in the global 1/4 degree configuration Waters, J.; Lea, D.; Martin, M.; Storkey, D.; While, J. 2013
577 Improved detection of volcanic sulphur dioxide using infrared imaging radiometers. Cooke, M. 2013
575 Comparison of locally received MetOp-B IASI data with global MetOp-A IASI data. Cameron, J. 2013
574 Comparing EVA results from analysis of 12 years of WAVEWATCHIII®
and 50 years of NORA10 data.
Leonard-Williams, A.; Saulter, A. 2013
573 The impact of the temporal spacing of observations on analysis error. Eyre, J.; Weston, P. 2013
572 Assimilating scatterometer winds from Oceansat-2: impact on Met Office analyses and forecasts. Cotton, J. 2013
571 Development of a methodology utilising look-up tables to accelerate spectral wave model run times. Leonard-Williams, A.; Francis, A. 2013
552 NAME modelling of aircraft encounters with volcanic ash plumes from historic eruptions. Webster, H.N.; Witham, C.S.; Hort, M.C.; Jones, A.R.; Thomson, D.J. 2013

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