Projects within meteorological research

SMHI meteorological research unit is involved in many international and national projects to develop numerical weather prediction models and to increase their accuracy and reliability.

A selection of meteorological research projects: 

DNICast - Direct Normal Irradiance Nowcasting methods for optimized operation of concentrating solar technologies

The objective of the project is to provide operators of power plants using concentrating solar technologies (CST) with reliable forecasts of the direct normal irradiance (DNI).

MetCoOp – a state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction system

MetCoOp is a cooperation between MET Norway and SMHI. The primary goal of the collaboration is to provide a state-of-the-art operational short- and very short-range numerical weather prediction (NWP) system. 

UERRA - Uncertainties in Ensembles of Regional ReAnalyses

The project objective is to develop and run an ensemble system of regional reanalyses for the climatological time scale. The information content of the datasets and their uncertainties will be assessed in several ways and statistics analysed.

Wind power: Modelling of icing and production losses

Numerical weather prediction models used by SMHI, WeatherTech and Uppsala University will be improved with respect to parametrizations of cloud physics and turbulence.