09/11/2015
Findings and Recommendations on the Use of Satellite Information in Nowcasting and SRNWP

At the EUMETSAT Satellite Conference held in Toulouse from 21 – 25 September 2015, Jeanette Onvlee (KNMI) and Johannes Schmetz (EUMETSAT) convened a session on ‘Advances in Utilisation of Satellite Data for Nowcasting and Limited Area Modelling’. This session was concluded with a panel discussion entitled ‘Use of Satellite Information in Nowcasting and Short-range Numerical Weather Prediction (SRNWP)’.
The panel was moderated by Florence Rabier, ECMWF, panel members included Stan Benjamin (NOAA), Masahiro Kazumori (JMA), Jean-Francois Mahfouf (Meteo France), Jeanette Onvlee (KNMI), Roger Saunders (UK Met Office). After a scene setting introduction by panel members a very stimulating discussion evolved with the audience of about 100 scientists.
The salient points of this panel discussion are recorded in a report for the benefit of the continued progress toward the best utilisation of satellite data for Nowcasting and Short-range Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP).