The new model cycle brings improvements throughout the troposphere in the order of 0.5% in extra-tropical upper-air forecasts. The improvements are most apparent in the ENS scores, both against own analysis and against observations. More details on its performance are available at Implementation of IFS Cycle 47r1.
Do not forget to add to
our your calendar one of the two first webinars when Director of Research Andy Brown will explain the model changes and how they will improve forecasts:
- 21 April 2020 at 8:30 (UTC). Join the webinar
- 22 April 2020 at 14:30 (UTC). Join the webinar (repeat)
Further webinars are planned for 27 May at 8:30 UTC and 28 May at 14:30 UTC with a focus on verification, technical access to the test data, and new parameters and products. Details on how to join will be provided closer to the events.