IMS talk by Met Éireann Meteorologist - Numerical Weather Prediction: Now and in the Future

The Irish Meteorological Society are hosting a talk on 20th April at 6pm in The Custom House, Dublin city. Met Éireann Meteorologist Dr. Colm Clancy will give an insiders view of Met Éreann’s forecast models and future plans, including how Artificial Intelligence might be used. You can register to attend this event for free at Irish Meteorological Society.

Numerical Weather Prediction: Now and in the Future

Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) is the production of weather forecasts by the use of high-performance computers to solve mathematical models of the atmosphere, beginning with the current conditions and simulating into the future. This approach was first used operationally in the 1950s, and is now routinely carried out at National Meteorological Services around the world.

In this talk the state-of-the-art of NWP will be presented, focussing on the current and planned operational NWP systems at Met Éireann. We will also look at how changing technologies and the increasingly-rapid development of AI-based prediction systems may affect our future operational forecasting.

Dr Colm Clancy is a Meteorologist in the Research & Application Division of Met Éireann, working in the area of high-resolution Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP).

He completed a BSc in Mathematical Sciences at University College Cork in 2006, followed by a PhD in NWP at University College Dublin in 2010. Following this he spent three years in Montréal as a post-doctoral research fellow at Environment Canada, before returning to UCD to carry out post-doctoral research in extreme ocean waves, and eventually joining Met Éireann in 2016.