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Recent News

  • 9th DOAS Workshop, 13-15 July 2020, Utrecht

    9th DOAS Workshop, 13-15 July 2020, Utrecht

    9th DOAS Workshop, 13-15 July 2020, Utrecht
  • A photo of wind damage that caused a tree to fall over

    Estimating wind gusts during severe wind conditions

    Extreme windstorms are the most important natural hazards affecting Europe. Losses are not primarily caused by the sustained wind speed but by the gusts, i.e., the maxima of the wind speed during a few seconds.
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    Statistical Post-Processing workshop - TU Delft 2019

    Researchers from KNMI, TU Delft, WUR, VU, and UU came together on Thursday 7 November at the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics at TU Delft, hosted by Prof. dr. ir. Geurt Jongbloed, who also attended the workshop. They discussed the state of statistical post-processing research in The Netherlands. The researchers all work in close collaboration with KNMI to improve weather forecasts at a variety of scales. These collaborations between a government research organisation and universities that have different research focuses, from statistical to domain knowledge, are valuable as they allow the contribution from different perspectives to a common research question.

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About KNMI

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

Is the dutch national weather service. Primary tasks of KNMI are weather forecasting, and monitoring of weather, climate and seismic activity. KNMI is also the national research and information centre for meteorology, climate, air quality, and seismology