Recent NWP Developments at the Met Office, and highlights of curent R&D
Research at the Met Office


UK Met Office

The Met Office implemented 3D-Var and the direct use of ATOVS radiances in 1999, and a series of upgrades have lead to regular improvements since. By far the largest effort has been the implementation in August 2002 of a new Unified Model, with New Dynamics and improved parametrisations. These and selected other developments are described.

Selected topics from current R&D plans will be described, including (if time allows): Relocation, New supercomputer, Global 4D-Var implementation, Assimilation of moisture cloud & ppn data, Convective scale NWP, Ensembles, EURO-THORPEX.