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Data Assimilation

The process of fitting a model trajectory to a new batch of observations, given a previous forecast. x represents a model state and y an observation.

Undertaking research and development into observations processing, data assimilation and ensemble forecasting, with a particular focus on forecasts of severe weather over the UK.

Data assimilation research is focused on making the best use of observations using advanced variational and ensemble data assimilation techniques. Ensemble forecasting research provides a range of products aimed at increasing the value of weather forecasts to the general public and commercial customers.

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