Physikalisches Kolloquium

Feb. 2, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. only via Recording of the presentation

Prof. Dr. Hans Jockers
Institut für Physik

Prof. Dr. Concettina Sfienti
Institut für Kernphysik

Global numerical weather prediction: progress and plans
Andy Brown (ECMWF, Reading, Great Britain)

Accurate weather predictions are of huge value to society, being used to inform actions that save lives and money. They are also a scientific success story, with global 5 day forecasts today being as accurate as 2 days forecasts of 30 years go. This talk will summarize the approach used, recent progress and future research and development priorities. These include further advances in understanding and modelling of multiple components of the Earth system (eg atmopshere, land, ocean and sea-ice), developments in observations and data assimilation methods, and bringing together the physical and computational science communities to take full advantage of new supercomputer architectures and advances in data science.