Project: Simple Expression of Uncertainty for Meteorological Observations

Acronym 17SIP02 SimpleMeteoU (Reference Number: 17SIP02)
Duration 01/05/2018 - 30/04/2020
Project Topic For users of weather and climate information, confidence in the observational data is key. Many factors, however, can affect meteorological observations, from weather station location to the type of measurement equipment used. Consequently, there is a recognised need by organisations such as the UK Met Office to evaluate data accuracy, and the challenge remains to develop a straightforward system for its calculation.This project will develop a system for the simplified expression of uncertainty in meteorological data, combined with user-friendly graphical representation. As already investigated in EMRP project JRP ENV08 MeteoMet2, weather measurements are affected by a range of influences: this includes weather station factors such as proximity to buildings, and the sensitivity of instrumentation to external effects like temperature. In conjunction with the World Metrological Organisation, the UK Met Office will consider how best to implement the new, simplified weather data uncertainty system and provide information that’s easy to access and use. From floods to construction work, the project results will enable users to undertake more effective risk management for a range of scenarios.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2017

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Met Office Observer United Kingdom