Training course: A hands-on introduction to Numerical Weather Prediction Models: Understanding and Experimenting

ECMWF | 16-20 March 2020

This training event will last for 4 days (16-19 March 2020) and will draw on numerical weather prediction expertise from across ECMWF.  There will be an optional 5th day (20 March 2020)  that will be a "drop in clinic" where you can ask an expert about a particular element of the ECMWF forecast system or continue work on the hands-on sessions run through out the week.

The course will provide an overview of the ECMWF model while giving hands-on sessions to give you confidence to carry out your own experimentation with the OpenIFS model (or the IFS). 

There will be an OpenIFS session for complete beginners on Monday morning and the main course will start on Monday afternoon.

Learning objectives:

  1. understand the core scientific and numerical elements of a NWP model
  2. be able to install, modify and work with the model
  3. conduct experiments using a extreme weather example and manipulate model output.