Technologies & Research
Meteorologists draw on all weather data available to do their work. This data includes, e.g. weather data provided by the high-density weather station network, radar and lightning information and satellite images. They describe the current state of our atmosphere such as temperature, wind speed and the humidity of different air layers.
The air mass itself is subject to the physical laws of thermodynamics and fluid dynamic. This is why the development of the atmospheric condition can be described using mathematical equations. Once these results are known, you obtain the meteorological trends as well. In spite of the fact that the fluid equations have been around for almost 200 years now, solving them is complex and time-consuming. The calculation of global forecasts several times a day takes several hours for even the fastest computers.
Meteomedia has access to the results of more than 12 models of different weather services, including the European (ECMWF), the British (UKMO/UKNA/UKNX), the American (GFS/ETA/NOGAPS), and the German (DWD) weather services, among others.
All models differ in the resolution and properties provided. Our meteorologists analyze the relevant models and interpret the weather trends to be expected, drawing on their many years of experience.