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2018, 15th November

C3S enhanced seasonal forecast system available

On 13 November 2018 the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Union, released the latest enhancement of its seasonal forecast component.

These seasonal forecasts include data and graphical products for several variables, including air and sea-surface temperature, atmospheric circulation and precipitation, covering a period of six months.

Two major changes have been introduced to the system. Firstly, C3S multi-system forecasts, which comprise data for a range of variables, have been enhanced with data from two additional contributing centres: the German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD) and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (Il Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, CMCC). Secondly, the new operational forecast system from Météo-France, System 6, will replace their previous contribution (System 5) in the C3S multi-system.

The C3S forecast products, now based on data from ECMWF and the UK Met Office as well as the three new systems mentioned above, will continue to be issued each month, on the 13th at 12UTC. The products will include graphics that can be accessed through the C3S website, as well as data available through the C3S Climate Data Store (CDS).

Documentation on the new systems is available under the relevant catalogue entries in the CDS.

Source: Copernicus Climate Change Service: https://climate.copernicus.eu/enhanced-seasonal-forecast-system-now-available#

2018, 15th November

C3S enhanced seasonal forecast system available

 

On 13 November 2018 the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Union, released the latest enhancement of its seasonal forecast component.

These seasonal forecasts include data and graphical products for several variables, including air and sea-surface temperature, atmospheric circulation and precipitation, covering a period of six months.

Two major changes have been introduced to the system. Firstly, C3S multi-system forecasts, which comprise data for a range of variables, have been enhanced with data from two additional contributing centres: the German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD) and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (Il Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, CMCC). Secondly, the new operational forecast system from Météo-France, System 6, will replace their previous contribution (System 5) in the C3S multi-system.

The C3S forecast products, now based on data from ECMWF and the UK Met Office as well as the three new systems mentioned above, will continue to be issued each month, on the 13th at 12UTC. The products will include graphics that can be accessed through the C3S website, as well as data available through the C3S Climate Data Store (CDS).

Documentation on the new systems is available under the relevant catalogue entries in the CDS.

Source: Copernicus Climate Change Service: https://climate.copernicus.eu/enhanced-seasonal-forecast-system-now-available#