Month: May 2019

  • Journal Club: 28-05-2019

    Solar irradiance forecasting in the tropics using numerical weather prediction and statistical learning (2018). This paper examines the skill of three different WRF set-ups (WRF-dudhia, WRF-rrtmg, WRF-solar) compared to it’s driving data, GFS. The aim is to produce an hourly day-ahead forecast for Singapore. A multivariate post-processing technique which combines principal component analysis (PCA) with […]

  • MÉRA workshop 2019

    by Gráinne Allen (an intern with MetClim) I attended the MÉRA workshop in Glasnevin on Thursday 2nd of May. The workshop featured speakers from Met Éireann, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), UCD, Maynooth University, the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the University of Highlands and […]

  • Eadaoin’s presentation at the MÉRA workshop 2019

    I gave a short presentation, “An Evaluation of Integrated Cloud Condensate in MÉRA”, about the follow-on research I’ve done on the work I presented at EMS last autumn. My talk looked at how the MÉRA reanalysis dataset needs time to spin-up for the variables: integrated cloud ice and integrated cloud water. The 09-33H forecast is […]

  • Eadaoin’s time at EGU 2019

    On Monday I attended the session ‘Numerical weather prediction, data assimilation and ensemble forecasting’. Among other interesting talks was one titled ‘Fraction of large forecast errors in global NWP’ by Thomas Haiden, which discussed the errors in upper level variables at ECMWF and the large-scale errors. He found that the fraction of large errors is […]