Multi-model approach to site-specific forecasting
MeteoGroup's Model Output Statistics (MOS) is our proprietary statistical weather forecasting technique which improves model forecasts, resulting in highly accurate, location-specific forecasts.
Multi Model MOS is a technique developed by MeteoGroup which combines several models into one forecast, thereby improving the forecast accuracy even further.
MeteoGroup's Multi Model MOS
We provide 15 day, hourly forecasts for over 65 elements for more than 20,000 locations around the world. All forecast information is updated every hour and, in some instances, we can even produce 15 minute updates.
In the absence of measurements a MOS forecast cannot be derived so we use a special downscaling technique to generate the forecast for any required location on the globe.
MOS is able to produce not only the most likely forecast, but also the uncertainty and risk.
We have the capacity to incorporate live weather observations plus radar and satellite images, adding further value to the forecast.
Our system goes beyond providing standard atmospheric variables. We also specialise in providing marine forecasts as well as servicing the developing renewable energy industry with MOS-based power forecasts.
MeteoGroup's MOS can be applied wherever weather data is being collected, enabling you to get site-specific, high quality weather forecasts for your proprietary network.
Our dedicated IT team creates tailored solutions for delivering your forecasts. Data can be integrated into MeteoGroup web-interfaces or it can be delivered via FTP or email for your convenience. Additionally we can convert the numerical data into regional or aggregated maps for ease of use.
Benefits of our forecasting approach
Within a weather model grid box, topography and land use can vary greatly - from city to farm land, mountain to valley or forest to coast. A weather model does not account for these variations and instead provides an average forecast for the entire grid box resulting in errors for many locations.
MeteoGroup's MOS, on the other hand, compares historical model forecasts with historical weather observations in order to identify local weather variations and anomalies. MOS then adjusts the local forecast accordingly and also "learns" the variations, automatically applying adjustments to future forecasts.
Models all have different qualities so, by combining a number of models, Multi Model MOS makes use of the best characteristics from each, resulting in a single, more accurate forecast.
Although the basics of the MOS methodology are understood and applied by many organisations, MeteoGroup has a distinct advantage due to its high level of in-house expertise and investment in meteorological research and development (MRD).
MeteoGroup's meteorologists play a vital role in forecast accuracy as they continually monitor and evaluate the output, adjusting the forecast if they think it necessary.
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