Where Does My Weather Forecast Come From? – The Data

Have you ever wondered where your weather forecast actually comes from? The ways in which we receive our weather forecasts has changed quite a bit over the last two decades, from the delivery, to the creators, to even the sources of weather information. So how does it really happen, from the first measurement of temperatures near me to the forecast days or months out? We will explore this topic in a series of episodes over the next few months, starting in this episode with the fundamental component of weather data and where it comes from.

If you find this topic interesting here are some useful links for you:

  • Global Observing System (GOS)
    • http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/OSY/GOS.html
  • Data assimilation: making sense of Earth Observation
    • https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenvs.2014.00016/full
  • Data Assimilation – Lars Isaksen – ECMWF
    • https://software.ecmwf.int/wiki/download/attachments/45748680/DataAssim_Isaksen_Feb2015a.pdf?api=v2
  • Data Assimilation Training in collaboration with the ECMWF
    • http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~darc/training/ecmwf_collaborative_training/da_methods2018
  • User’s Guide for Building and Operating Environmental Satellite Receiving Stations
    • http://noaasis.noaa.gov/NOAASIS/pubs/Users_Guide-Building_Receive_Stations_March_2009.pdf
  • Panasonic Avionics and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Announce Agreement for High Resolution Weather Data
    • http://shop.panasonic.com/about-us-latest-news-press-releases/11102015-avionics-aircraft-weather-data-NOAA-agreement.html
  • If it quacks like a hurricane: Time to rethink ‘post-tropical cyclone’ terminology
    • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/10/18/if-it-quacks-like-a-hurricane-time-to-rethink-post-tropical-cyclone-terminology/?utm_term=.bb2cee44d5c3
  • Data Savers
    • https://www.datasaversllc.com/

And now for the episode …