Client: MeteoLogic
Skills: Numerical Weather Prediction, High performance computing
Date:  2014

MeteoLogic is a commercial weather service provider delivering weather forecasts by a team of meteorologists. The team at MeteoLogic source Numerical Weather Prediction data from national weather providers in Australia and internationally to service their clients. These model outputs are a good starting point for their interpreted forecasts, however they lacked the fine scale in both time and space required to accurately forecast the weather at certain locations.

To achieve this MeteoLogic required up to date and accurate numerical weather predictions at a scale and timeframe suitable to their applications. Our Numerical Weather Prediction system – ‘K-NWS’ – has been developed and operational since 2011, providing high-resolution weather data for agricultural and industrial clients that require customised weather intelligence for their business applications.

This level of coverage is extremely important, particularly to one of their major clients, Virgin Australia, for whom accurate and timely predictions of the total atmosphere is critical for their operations…

The accuracy and fine scale of the K-NWS system was a major draw for MeteoLogic to add our data stream to their operational forecasting service. Currently K-NWS provides MeteoLogic with numerical weather predictions for all of Australia from the surface up to the upper troposphere. This level of coverage is extremely important, particularly to one of their major clients, Virgin Australia, for whom accurate and timely predictions of the total atmosphere is critical for their operations.

Not only does MeteoLogic receive Numerical Weather Prediction data they also require specialised post processing of the raw model outputs for integration with their operational display system. The data is handled on our dedicated processing and visualisation system. At Katestone we work with our clients to provide the best service possible, putting the customer back into the data services equation. Katestone provides this service every day, all year round. The K-NWS system runs continuously and is constantly monitored for performance and delivery by our scientists and engineers.

If you would like to know more about K-NWS or how accurate and timely weather intelligence can help you and your business contact the Katestone Meteorology and Forecasting Group.


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  • Skills ‐ High performance computing (HPC), Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)