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Simulated images - Infrared channel and total precipitation

Base Time: Fri 14 May 2021 12 UTC T+24 Valid time: Sat 15 May 2021 12 UTC

Simulated Forecast image products are generated from the model forecast fields using the same radiative transfer algorithm (RTTOV) as in the ECMWF operational data assimilation. The forecast brightness temperature is used to produce pictures equivalent to the infra-red images available from geostationary satellites.

Precipitation which includes all precipitation types (rain, snow etc.) is represented using colour shades and has units of mm of rainfall equivalent.

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Scatterometer soil moisture data assimilation blog card

Assimilating soil moisture scatterometer data using neural networks

Patricia De Rosnay and colleagues discuss a recent study which uses neural network techniques to derive soil moisture from satellite observations. Neural networks are shown to outperform operational methods in some regions.

26 April 2021

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