Meteorological forecast

Meteorological forecast

Customized meteorological forecast service

Predictia offers customized high resolution (up to 366 m) meteorological forecasts. This resolution is necessary in order to accurately represent the local topography and land use, including the urban heat island. The dynamical model used, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) (WRF), represents the state-of-the-art in regional modelling of the atmosphere. WRF is also appreciated for being very customizable, so it is possible to adapt it to different scenarios and locations without loosing accuracy.

The company has been supported in several projects by Santander Meteorology Group to achieve an optimal model configuration. This investigation group has extensive experience with the model, having participated in many projects of national and international scope.

Key features

Customizable
High resolution (~366m)
Enemble forecast
Uncertainty quantification

Description

The forecasts service is based on the definition of one or more domains or regions, that can be placed anywhere in the world. The optimal configuration of these domains is customized for the client (e.g. parameterization choice) depending on the problem that is being addressed. Regarding the variables available in the forecast, the client can choose among a considerable amount of them.

  • Standard variables: 2 m temperature, precipitation, 10 m wind, relative humidity etc.
  • Sector-specific variables: 100m wind (wind energy), soil temperature (climatization of underground facilities), snow thickness on the ground (transport), apparent temperature (health, tourism) etc.

These variables are offered in several formats:

  • Dynamic meteograms ready to use in a web site using our visualization system datlas.
  • Gridded forecast variables in the native grid or interpolated to a customized geographical projection, in netCDF format.
  • Text files in several formats (JSON, XML) with forecasts in a set of locations or regions of interest.
  • Standard mapping service (WMS) using our visualization system datlas.
  • Smartphone app.
  • Issuing of alerts (early warning system) based on customized thresholds relevant for the user.

Other available services:

  • Retrospective forecasts of past periods, that can be used to assess model skill in a given domain, or to explore the local climate to search for favourable locations or to compute return periods.
  • Multi-physics forecast ensembles for uncertainty quantification.
  • Calibration system based on Kalman Filters using real time observations.
  • Observed data assimilation in the model to increase its accuracy.

To get further information about our meteorological forecast service, please contact us or have a look to the validation papers that we publish in scientific journals.

E.g., in the paper titled Assessing and Improving the Local Added Value of WRF for Wind Downscaling published in Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology we investigate the added value of Limited Area Models, like WRF, to forecast wind speed: more information

Prices

The following is our pricing scheme (taxes not included):

Resolution 1 900€ / month
Size: 240Km x 240Km
Resolution: 3.3Km
Nested to one of the daily GFS outputs
72 forecast hours for up to 8 model variables
Historical year simulation for 600€/simulated month
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Resolution 2 1500 € / month
Size: 80Km x 80Km
Resolution: 1.1Km
Nested to one of the daily GFS outputs
72 forecast hours for up to 8 model variables
Historical year simulation for 1000€/simulated month
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After the second year a 20% discount is applicable. Customized services such as data assimilation, calibration and multi-physics are budgeted case by case.

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