Added economic value of limited area multi-EPS weather forecasting applications

Geert Smet, Piet Termonia, Alex Deckmyn
2012 Tellus: Series A, Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography  
A B S T R A C T We compare the GLAMEPS system, a pan-European limited area ensemble prediction system, with ECMWF's EPS over Belgium for an extended period from March 2010 until the end of December 2010. In agreement with a previous study, we find GLAMEPS scores considerably better than ECMWF's EPS. To compute the economic value, we introduce a new relative economic value score for continuous forecasts. The added value of combining the GLAMEPS system with the LAEF system over Belgium is
more » ... Belgium is studied. We conclude that adding LAEF to GLAMEPS increases the value, although the increase is small compared to the improvement of GLAMEPS to ECMWF's EPS. As an added benefit we find that the combined GLAMEPS-LAEF multi-EPS system is more robust, that is, it is less vulnerable to the (accidental) removal of one of its components.
doi:10.3402/tellusa.v64i0.18901 fatcat:dqs4amqhy5hhpd5m7wjo5sodr4