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Using Earth-system science at ECMWF


Using Earth-system science at ECMWF

Lecture was delivered by Erland Kallen, Director of Research at ECMWF, in July 2013. The lecture covers most aspects of ECMWF research activities.

Earth System Science 1: Intro to ESS. Lecture 1. Introduction and the Scientific Method

UCI ESS 1: Introduction to Earth System Science (Fall 2013)
Lec 01. Introduction to Earth System Science -- Introduction and the Scientific Method --
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Instructor: Julie Ferguson, Ph.D.

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Description: Earth System Science covers the following topics: the origin and evolution of the Earth, atmosphere, oceans, perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.

Recorded on September 27, 2013

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ERA-5 Reanalysis - High resolution atmospheric data for Earth System Modelling and evaluation

A meteorological reanalysis is a meteorological data assimilation project which aims to assimilate historical observational data spanning an extended period. These reanalysis data sets are widely used in Earth System Sciences for driving model simulations and for evaluation of earth system models and experimental data. ERA-5 comprises the most elaborated reanalysis in terms of spatial and temporal resolution as well as the data assimilation process. ERA-5 is being produced using 4DVar data assimilation in CY41R2 of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecast System (IFS), with 137 model levels in the vertical, with the top level at 80 km. The horizontal resolution is 31 km. It will cover the period January 1950 to near real time. ERA-5 data released so far covers the period 2008 - present.


This video marks 25 years of ensemble forecasting at ECMWF. Lead Scientist Roberto Buizza, Director-General Florence Rabier and NOAA meteorologist Tom Hamill explain the rationale behind ensemble forecasting and set out what the future holds.

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Research and development at ECMWF

Speaker: Erland Källén (ECMWF, UK)
ICTP/ECMWF/Univ. L’Aquila Workshop on OpenIFS | (smr 3123)

ECMWF - A brief introduction

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 states based in Reading, United Kingdom.


Earth System Science Data (ESSD)

Open Science goes Geo - Part I: Research Data

This short course is the first part of the Short Course series 'Open Science goes Geo'. Part I covers research data and its role in the scientific work. The possibilities for publishing research data leveraging Open Science in geosciences are addressed, together with related opportunities and stumbling blocks. Moreover, the ways in which networks can support scientific collaboration on shared datasets are introduced.

Open Science is a broad movement looking beyond Open Access to publish openly and share scientific research immediately. Accessibility is addressed on all levels for everyone, without fees.

Open Science not only deals with Open Access papers but scientific research results in general, including figures, data, models, algorithms, software, tools, notebooks, laboratory designs, recipes, samples and much more. Furthermore, it covers the communication, review, and discussion of research results and considers changing needs regarding incentives, quality assessment, metrics, impact, reputation, grants and funding. Thus Open Science encompasses licensing, policy-making, infrastructures and scientific heritage while safeguarding the dynamic nature of science and its evolving forms.

However, this short course is meant not to carry too far with Open Science. Rather, it looks at what is possible nowadays and what is ready for application in geosciences. The speakers present open data solutions and introduce networks. It is aimed to create an idea on how researchers benefit from Open Science regarding research data. Both the drawbacks and opportunities of open data are outlined.

European Geosciences Union
General Assembly 2015
Vienna | Austria | 12 – 17 April 2015
Tue, 14 Apr, 17:30–19:00

ECMWF Corporate Video (English)

In the late 1960s, a number of European scientists had the vision that forecasting the weather up to 10 days ahead would be possible. Such medium-range weather forecasts would be of enormous benefit for the protection, safety and economic development of society. As a result, European governments agreed to combine their individual resources and establish an intergovernmental organisation with the goal of developing, improving and operationally producing medium-range weather forecasts. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, ECMWF, was born.

ECMWF at the heart of weather and climate modelling - presentation at ISC 2017

The second keynote speaker at ISC'17 in Frankfurt, Germany was Peter Bauer from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Peter Bauer promised to provide a light presentation for people who are not familiar with weather forecasting or climate prediction so that they would get a bit of the insides of what it actually takes. What is behind weather forecasting and climate prediction is very complex and eventually, this is going to be an exascale problem, even though it is not quite one yet. For the full text see

Earth System Sciences

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Trailer for Earth System Science a proposed documentary and combined education outreach teaching resource about our climate, biosphere the need for dedicated super computing and what we must do to become better stewards of our planet.

We are keen to hear from any potential contributors and participants contact the producer Gerard White at the email address at the end of the trailer

Featuring Bob Bishop ICES; Professor Martin Beniston Director, Institute of Environmental Sciences. University of Geneva; Dr. Ghassem Asrar World Climate Research Program, World Meteorological Organization. Professor Tim Palmer Royal Society Research Professor. Oxford University.

Producer Gerard White
Director Pascal Bergamin

An introduction to analysis and reanalysis systems

Speaker: Adrian Tompkins
Advanced School and Workshop on Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction and Application to Drought Prediction | (smr 2714

ECMWF Supercomputer Centre

Installation of ECMWF new supercomputer.

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Tutorial Download Data ECMWF

Data yang sering digunakan untuk melakukan analisa dari suatu kondisi ekstrem. Sangat mudah diakses dan sangat bermanfaat bagi kita karena tergolong Free.. Jangan lupa share video ini agar rekan-rekan yang belum bsa juga bisa melakukan hal yang sama.

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Just A Part Of Meteorology

What's a weather model? | Weather Word of the Week

Have you heard meteorologists like to do it with models? Yeah, I'm talking down and dirty, nerdy, mathematical weather forecast models. We'll get into it in this weather word of the week.

I'm Storm Shield Meteorologist Jason Meyers, and a model is a mathematical representation of a process, system, or object developed to understand its behavior or to make predictions.

The representation always involves certain simplifications and assumptions, because it's nearly impossible to account for every tiny detail.

There are a lot of forecast models meteorologists use to forecast the weather, each with their own acronym.

There's the GFS, NAM, HRRR, and ECMWF - usually referred to as the European model.

All of these forecast models have their own quirks and tendencies, but they're all pieced together in a similar way - a lot of data from weather stations, buoys, and weather balloons goes into a computer and gets calculated into a weather forecast.

These forecast models aren't always exactly right, but that's where a meteorologist comes in.

Is there a weather word you want to know more about? Tell me about it in the comments below, tweet me, or message me on the Storm Shield Facebook page.

Thanks for watching! Don't forget to like, subscribe, and check back next week for a new weather word.


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ECMWF Climatology Flyover

Take a flight over the climatology of temperature, westerly wind, and overturning atmospheric circulation. Plotted as a function of latitude, height, and time, this video shows you all the facets of Earth's climate over the year as measured by ECMWF.
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How the GFS falls behind the best

A basic overview of the GFS, and its comparison to the ECMWF. I explore the issues associated with the GFS and what is being done about it. This is part of a research project, and is meant to be instructional and informative.

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NASA Connect - Virtual Earth

NASA Connect Video containing six segments as described below. NASA Connect segment explaining Earth System Science. The video also explores how modern technology studies the many different areas of Earth System Science. NASA Connect segment exploring NASA's three mission statements. The video explores NASA's purpose to achieve these missions for the planet Earth. NASA Connect segment explaining the mathematical standard of representation. The video gives examples and explores the purpose of representation. NASA Connect segment involving students in two web activities that teach about the lithosphere and hydrosphere. The video explores the two activities called Earthquake Hunters and Water World. NASA Connect segment involving students in an activity that is an introduction to systems. The video explores earth systems and the global water cycle. NASA Connect segment explaing basic facts about systems and subsystems. The video also introduces the study of Earth System Science.

European Weather Model vs. American: What's the difference?

When it comes to forecasts, there's a lot of talk about the European Model (by the ECMWF) vs. the American one (known as the GFS, and made by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration). But is the European model really better? And how are they different?

ECMWF in Bologna 2020

'ECMWF in Bologna 2020': From the site of ECMWF's new data centre in Italy, ECMWF's Director-General and Council President, with guests from the Member States, explain the importance of increasing supercomputing capability in order to continue advancing weather science.



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