Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

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Edited By: Mark P. Baldwin and Douglas J. Parker

Impact Factor: 3.327

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 13/74 (Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1477-870X

Associated Title(s): Atmospheric Science Letters, Geoscience Data Journal, International Journal of Climatology, Meteorological Applications, Weather

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Read: The ERA-Interim reanalysis: configuration and performance of the data assimilation system review article

ERA-Interim is the latest global atmospheric reanalysis produced by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). The ERA-Interim project was conducted in part to prepare for a new atmospheric reanalysis to replace ERA-40, and this article describes the forecast model, data assimilation method, and input datasets used to produce ERA-Interim, discussing the performance of the system with special emphasis placed on various difficulties encountered in the production of ERA-40.


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The potential for skill across the range of the seamless weather-climate prediction problem: a stimulus for our science

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The Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project

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Recent developments in gravity-wave effects in climate models and the global distribution of gravity-wave momentum flux from observations and models

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From molecules to meteorology via turbulent scale invariance

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