Author: Laura Cooke

  • Journal Club: 05-09-2018

    Article: The link between eddy-driven jet variability and weather regimes in the North Atlantic-European sector (Madonna et al, 2017) This study aims to reconcile the 2 perspectives on wintertime atmospheric variability in the North Atlantic – European sector:  The zonal-mean framework comprising of 3 preferred locations of the eddy-driven jet. The weather regime framework comprising […]

  • Radiation: Clear Sky and Top of Atmosphere

    A question arose in regard to the meaning of certain short wave radiation variables, in particular when they are described at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) or at the surface in clear sky conditions. A good document describing the TOA and clear sky conditions in the ECMWF model can be found here.  The TOA in […]

  • Journal Club: 04-04-2018

    Article Title: Using weather ensemble prediction in electricity forecasting, Taylor and Buizza (2013). The authors compare different methods of including weather into an electricity demand forecasting model. They compare the traditional method (inputting the mean of an ensemble of weather forecasts), to that of applying each weather forecast from the ensemble to the demand model, and […]