A report has been released providing an initial quality assessment of the new AMSU-A, MHS and IASI instruments on Metop-C, from a NWP user perspective. The quality of the Metop-C AMSU-A, MHS and IASI observations has been assessed against simulated observations from background model fields, and compared against the same statistics for the currently assimilated Metop-A and -B AMSU-A, MHS and IASI data. These evaluations have been done for two model systems, from the Met Office and DWD. The report can be found on the Radiance data quality assessments page.
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A joint NWP SAF/JCSDA workshop on assimilating cloud and precipitation observations for NWP is currently taking place at ECMWF (3-6 February 2020). You can find the full programme for the workshop here. The programme is being populated with links to the presentation slides and recordings as they happen.
AAPP update 8.5 had been released. The changes include portability fixes and calibration updates. For details, please see the release note.
An NWP SAF workshop on the treatment of random and systematic errors in satellite data assimilation for NWP will be held at ECMWF on 2-5 November 2020. A description of the workshop and link to further information can be found on the Training pages