Projects

Collaboration with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Reading, UK is an independent intergovernmental organisation. It serves both as a research institute and as an operational service that produces and disseminates numerical weather predictions to 34 supporting countries. In July 2014, CST group leader Tilmann Gneiting was appointed one of three inaugural ECMWF Fellows,…

ERC Advanced Grant ScienceFore – The Science of Forecasting (expired)

The future being uncertain, forecasts ought to be probabilistic in nature, taking the form of probability distributions over future quantities or events.  Accordingly, a transdisciplinary transition from point forecasts to probabilistic forecasts is well under way.  The ScienceFore project, which is supported by the European Research Council (ERC), seeks to provide guidance and leadership in…

Mesoscale Weather Extremes – Theory, Spatial Modeling and Prediction (expired)

High-impact extreme weather events, such as heavy rainfall or strong winds, are frequently associated with intensive atmospheric fronts with strong gradients or deep moist convection.  These events are governed by mesoscale atmospheric dynamics, operating on horizontal scales ranging from a few to several hundred kilometers.  In this project, which is supported by the Volkswagen Foundation,…