code – Short guide how to download ECMWF ERA-5

Downloading ERA-5 Data

Blog Quite recently the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) started publishing the new ERA-5 reanalysis data set. In cooperation with the European Union (Copernicus) this data set is freely available to everyone! And even better: a nice API grants easy access to this wonderful data set. This is a brief introduction on how to access ERA-5 data Read More ›

news – Now available for the python enthusiasts!

Python colorspace package

Blog The R colorspace package exists since quite a while but was only available in R so far. This package (which is in an early beta state at the moment) provides the same features and methods as the R colorspace package in native python code. Give it a shot! Read More ›

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A Colorful NOAA/PSD Seminar Talk

Blog The slides of todays NOAA/PSD seminar talk about how to make effective use of colors in scientific visualizations are now online. Read More ›

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NOAA/PSD Seminar Talk

Blog The slides of the NOAA/PSD seminar talk are now available for download for those interested. The seminar talk gives/gave a short introduction to the standardized anomaly model output statistics approach and some insights of an application on high-resolution new snow amount forecasts in the Austrian Alps. Read More ›

research – Skewed logistic distribution for statistical temperature post-processing in mountainous areas

A Skewed Working Paper!

Blog This study shows the use and benefits of having a skewed response distribution rather than a symmetric one for ensemble post-processing of near surface temperature in Central Europe. A small adjustment which can strongly improve the predictive performance in alpine areas where the current ensemble forecast systems miss some of the wintery cold pools and overadiabatic heating of the valley atmosphere. Read More ›