During the last week in November 2017 UERRA will have its General Assembly in Tarragona. (28-29 November, both full days).

Adjoining this the two concluding workshops will be organised, the Synthesis Evaluation Workshop of WP3 and then the Concluding User Workshop of WP8 (30 November morning to afternoon and User WS may start late afternoon 30/11 and Friday morning 1/12 until lunch).


Several interesting Scientific and Technical Reports have been produced in UERRA recently. Now that we have many results after over three years of Research, Development and Production. As examples we can mention

a) the Surface MESCAN ensemble analysis report

b) the Ensemble 4D-VAR reanalysis documentation and report

c) the description and demonstration of publishing one UERRA dataset on an ESGF node and

d) the Development of more comprehensive uncertainty estimations in the observation gridding (E-OBS) including an improved method for interpolation.

Also the Observation rescue and development (QC) in UERRA is complete and data sets are available at URV and several international data centres as documented in the reports of the data sets and of the data repositories where data have been sent to.

SMHI, Météo-France, Bonn University and the Met Office have run or are running their reanalyses in WP2 with the HARMONIE-ALADIN, ALADIN and MESCAN, COSMO and Unified Model systems. The years 1961-2015 exist from SMHI and can be found from the ECMWF data portal. The Met Office Unified Model RRA exists for the priority periods 2006-2010 and from 1979 and still being filled with data for the 1980s. The MESCAN surface 5 km reanalysis from Météo-France is available for 2000-2010 and 1981-1990. After a lot of hard work of extracting out the right data and converting them for the consistent common UERRA archive, we have now run a lot of the MARS archiving at ECMWF. The schedule of production and archiving can be seen in the GANTT diagram which will be kept up to date.

See also a page showing the same plan of finishing production.

The Data rescue activities have completed some 8.2 M data that include a lot of the sub-daily scale and almost all of them have undergone extensive quality controls and corrections.

A wide range of activities and results are shown in Newsletter No 3 downloadable under Publications.

On 28 -29 September 2016 a workshop was organized in which the FP7/H2020 Copernicus Climate Change projects shared their expertise and increased convergence on how to define, assess, and communicate uncertainties and data quality. The workshop was hosted by the European Commission in Brussels. See more and view the presentations on the Meeting Page.