Making Forecasts Better
The Assimilation Development Branch works on techniques to assimilate all types of weather observations, including radar and satellite data, into weather prediction models. These assimilation techniques are applied to regional models, but some applications are moving towards global model data assimilation.
The Assimilation Development Branch (ADB) is divided into two sections:
The Assimilation Section develops advanced observational data assimilation techniques, including radar and satellite data but also for all observational data. These assimilation techniques are applied in particular for regional models but with some applications working towards global model data assimilation.
The Model Assessment Section develops integrated, common verification applications for model and assimilation research and development, and for observation sensitivity experiments.