NWP skills for operational meteorologist

Mary Forsythe presents the impact of satellite winds on the performance of NWP models (ECMWF).

Ralf Bennartz from the University of Wisconsin gives an introduction on the principles of atmospheric soundings with AIRS and AMSU sensors.

Tony McNally from ECMWF speaks about data assimilation of polar orbiting satellites. He gives an insight into the methods used and accentuates the benefits of satellite data in general for the forecast skills.

Lee-Ann Simpson and Jannie Stander from the South-African Weather Service started the first session of the WWW-Briefing.

Mahmood Al-Khayari gives an overview of typical weather situations in the Sultanate of Oman.

Length: 30 min

Author: Mahmood Al-Khayari

Humberto Barbosa focusses in his weather briefing on climate variability and teleconnection processes. He explains how weather anomalies like El Nino affect distant regions.

Length: 55 min

Author: Humberto Barbosa

Ok Hee Kim holds the weather briefing for the South Korean region. Her topics are: Asian Dust, Typhoons and typical weather phenomena in East Asia. 

Length: 50 min

Author: Ok Hee Kim

Vesa Nietosvaara and Larisa Nikitina give a weather briefing for the European region, Larisa focusses on the preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.

Length: 55 min

Author: Vesa Nietosvaara, Larisa Nikitina

Diamantino Henriques gives a weather briefing for the Azores and looks back to the heavy rain event on 13th and 14th March 2013.

Length: 30 min

Author: Diamantino Henriques

Bodo Zeschke gives a comprehensive overview of the technical facilities available at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology followed by a weather briefing and a short lecture on shallow cold fronts.

Length: 50 min