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European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting

Organisation References
 Full Name European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting
 Country International
 Type of organisation Intergovernmental Organisation
 Address ECMWF, Shinfield Park
Reading RG2 9AX
United Kingdom
 Web Site
 Organisation Description The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an international organisation supported by 25 European States. Its Member States are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.

The principal objectives of the Centre are:

  • the development of numerical methods for medium-range weather forecasting;
  • the preparation, on a regular basis, of medium-range weather forecasts for distribution to the meteorological services of the Member States;
  • scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of these forecasts;
  • collection and storage of appropriate meteorological data.

In addition, the Centre:

  • makes available a proportion of its computing facilities to its Member States for their research;
  • assists in implementing the programmes of the World Meteorological Organisation;
  • provides advanced training to the scientific staff of the Member States in the field of numerical weather prediction;
  • makes the data in its extensive archives available to outside bodies.
 Number of Projects 7
 Projects TEMIS : Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet ...
MEDSPIRATION : European service to the GODAE High resolut...
GlobAerosol : Global Aerosol from Earth Observation
GlobModel : Strengthening the Use of EO in Global Mode...
GlobWave : Improving the uptake of satellite-derived ...
GlobSnow : Global Snow Monitoring for Climate Researc...
GOFAP : GOME Ozone Fast Delivery Value Added Produ...

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