Verisk Analytics GmbH (DE)
The objective of this project is to improve short-term wind forecast by regional-scale numerical weather prediction (NWP) models, through innovative assimilation of spaceborne observations, which at the moment are underutilised. Although an accurate wind forecast is important for large number of applications, the project will focus on short-range prediction of wind and solar energy production (the latter through the characterisation and prediction of cloud movements). The project aims to improve the use of satellite observations by NWP systems, with focus on the effect of Aeolus and hyperspectral infrared sounder observations on regional-scale performance. The approach will be based on a comprehensive state-of-the-art analysis of the 4D-wind field is generated at regular times during the day.