Numerical weather prediction (NWP) models tend to become more advanced. In addition the number of observations from weather satellites has increased exponentially over the last decades. This raises the question on the usefulness of the relatively small number of ship and buoy observations for NWP.
GJ Marseille. Ship observations for numerical weather prediction - useful or redundant?
Journal: Meteorologisch Informatiebulletin Maritiem, Year: 2007, First page: 6, Last page: 11