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  1. Crowdsourced data matches well with official data
    Crowdsourced wind observations can be an invaluable data resource for meteorological studies

    Can citizen scientists help KNMI to improve forecasts and warnings for extreme wind events? The ...

    02 September 2021 - News
  2. topography map of java
    Calibration of seasonal precipitation forecasts in Java (Indonesia) using bias-corrected precipitation and climate indices

    Seasonal rainfall forecasts help farmers make informed planning decisions about their livelihoods...

    03 August 2021 - News
  3. A figure showing that some WOW-NL stations recorded much more rainfall than the AWS station in Maastricht
    Insights about extreme precipitation in Limburg from crowdsourced data

    Weather observations are the cornerstone of climatological and meteorological services. Crowdsour...

    23 July 2021 - News
  4. Hypothetical distribution of a selected climate variable or process
    Global changes in extreme events attributed to changes in mean climate and climate variability

    Extreme weather events are projected to change due to climate change, the risks to societies are ...

    04 January 2021 - News
  5. bams logo
    A review of state-of-the-art machine learning methods for improving probabilistic weather forecasts

    KNMI scientists, Dr Maurice Schmeits and Dr Kirien Whan, have contributed to a review of the late...

    27 November 2020 - News
  6. A map of the Arctic
    Climate State Dependence of Arctic Precipitation Variability

    Arctic precipitation is projected to increase more rapidly than the global mean in warming climat...

    29 April 2020 - News
  7. A figure showing changes in the moisture budget terms (precipitation, vaporization, atmospheric moisture transport across 70°N) in the Arctic region (70-90N) A. Average values, B. Year-to-year variations
    Strong increase in year-to-year variation in Arctic precipitation

    Recent research by climatologists from KNMI, UG, WUR and TU Delft shows that, on average, more pr...

    31 March 2020 - News
  8. the knmi wow logo
    Citizen Science Wind Observations in The Netherlands

    Early career researchers from KNMI (RDKW and the DataLab), WUR, TU Delft and UU met at KNMI last ...

    10 February 2020 - News
  9. 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 primar...

    15 November 2019 - News
  10. group photo
    Statistical Post-Processing workshop - TU Delft 2019

    Researchers from KNMI, TU Delft, WUR, VU, and UU came together on Thursday 7 November at the Delf...

    13 November 2019 - News
  11. A map of the stations
    Validation of Stratification-Driven Phytoplankton Biomass and Nutrient Concentrations in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean as Simulated by EC-Earth

    The physical and biochemistry model EC-Earth-NEMO-PISCES is validated against physical and biolog...

    23 October 2019 - News
  12. effect of reduced sea ice
    Do cold winters have an Arctic cause?

    Climate change leads to a warming Arctic and the decline of sea ice in the winter. The decrease i...

    12 August 2019 - News
  13. A map of Java
    A comparative verification of raw and bias-corrected ECMWF seasonal ensemble precipitation reforecasts in Java (Indonesia)

    Seasonal forecasts of precipitation are becoming an increasingly important element in decision ma...

    17 July 2019 - News
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    30th EGOWS meeting

    The 30th annual meeting of the European Working Group on Operational meteorological Workstations ...

    06 June 2019 - News
  15. The annual cycle of energy (wind and solar) production, demand and the shortfall.
    New research explores the meteorological sensitivity of a highly-renewable European power system

    The introduction of significant amounts of variable renewable energy (wind and solar) into the po...

    21 May 2019 - News
  16. A figure showing the differences between model output and observations
    Global air pollution modelling: uncertainties due to chemistry modelling

    Air pollution has important consequences on human health, while atmospheric composition aspects a...

    30 April 2019 - News
  17. EGU logo
    R&D Weather and Climate Models at EGU

    R&D Weather and Climate Models was well represented last week at The European Geophysical Union's...

    15 April 2019 - News
  18. A map showing significant changes in river discharge between present-day and a 2°C-warming scenario
    Large ensemble climate and hydrology simulations for studies of extreme events

    Extreme hydrological events such as droughts and floods can have devastating effects on people an...

    04 March 2019 - News
  19. Foto: Jacob Kuiper
    Probability for an Elfstedentocht is now 1 in 12 years

    Every winter the Netherlands hopes there will be another Elfstedentocht (Eleven Cities Tour). Sci...

    07 February 2019 - News
  20. An atmospheric river
    The role of atmospheric rivers in compound events along the Dutch coast

    The combination of two extreme events, like heavy local precipitation and high surge levels, can ...

    25 January 2019 - News
  21. A photo of a shipping container
    New Hor2020 project RECEIPT will explore global climate impacts on Europe

    Recently the new Hor2020 project RECEIPT, coordinated by Bart van den Hurk and Jitske Burgers (KN...

    16 January 2019 - News
  22. Project diagram
    DOWA (Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas) project granted

    Ine Wijnant (RDWD) has succesfully led the proposal DOWA, now funded, in which ECN, KNMI and part...

    04 July 2017 - News
  23. Karin van der Wiel (RDWK)
    Karin van der Wiel receives AGU Award

    The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has given Karin van der Wiel the prestigious James R. Holton...

    01 July 2017 - News