GWE Forum NWP seminar
The inaugural Global Weather Enterprise Forum (GWE Forum) webinar on the latest developments in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) took place on Tuesday 30 June, attended by some 170 participants, and was a great success.
Professor Tim Palmer of Oxford University shared his vision of the way global ensemble forecast systems should develop in the presentation: ‘A Vision for Numerical Weather Prediction in 2030’, and addressed the question: ‘How many global ensemble systems do we need worldwide?’.
Professor Palmer presented his views about whether downscaling to postcode scales should be done by limited-area-models or by AI-based software. The discussion touched upon the role of National Met Services and of forecasters in the National Met Services in the 2030s.
The focus was primarily on extreme event prediction for the developing world and what, in particular, it needs for proactive disaster preparedness schemes like forecast-based finance to flourish in the 2030s.
The presentation was followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. The panelists were Alice Soares, Dr. Lars Peter Riishojgaard and Professor Alan Thorpe.