Observations from the ‘Internet of things’, such as intelligent cars, phones, buildings and personal weather stations could be added to the mix, to provide even more detailed information on local to hyper-local meteorological phenomena.
That is exactly what the Nordic iOBS project is aiming at. A number of Nordic meteorological institutes together with researchers from NeIC, the Nordic e-Infrastructure Cooperation, have set out to assimilate private pressure observations into an operational Numerical Weather Prediction system (NWP). If successful, this would be the first time this kind of integration has been done.
Curious how the Nordic NRENs are involved, and what is necessary for the project to be successful? Read it in the newest In The Field blog post.