ECMWF | Reading | 28 January - 1 February 2019
An open post is available for a researcher in the field of atmospheric dynamics with focus on linkages between the Arctic and Europe at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) based in Helsinki, FInland. Duration of the contract is from February 2019 to December 2020.
Predicting weather and climate fluctuations at sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) time scales is of high relevance for society, in the current context of rapid climate changes.
There is a new contribution to the Polar Prediction Matters dialogue platform hosted by the Helmholtz Association. In this new article, Tanja Joona who is senior researcher at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland, provides a personal report on the everyday life in Finnish Lapland (see also here).
Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). There is no sign of a reversal in this trend, which is driving long-term climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and more extreme weather.
This week, the Special Observing Period in the Antarctic starts. For three months, weather services and international scientists will increase the number of atmospheric and sea-ice observations from different Antarctic land stations, during terrestrial field expeditions and aboard research vessels in the Southern Ocean.
In the new contribution to Polar Prediction Matters, two forecasters from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) report on automated prediction products to help forecasting blizzards in the Canadian Arctic.
Ed Blockley, November 2018
CryoSat-2 satellite sea-ice thickness estimates have been assimilated within the Met Office’s Global Seasonal (GloSea) coupled ensemble prediction system, which leads to a significant improvement in the skill of September Arctic sea-ice predictions made from May.