Producing High-Quality Weather Forecasts in Remote Regions

Benefits

LOGICast™ is being used as a core forecasting technology by commercial weather companies. Leveraging this system, other applications now include road temperature forecasts along an entire roadway, and soil temperature forecasts for agriculture.

Challenge

There is a growing desire to have accurate weather predictions in remote locations far away from weather observation locations (e.g., airports).

Solution

GRAFS (GRidded Atmospheric Forecast System), GRAFS (GRidded Atmospheric Forecast System)

Location Optimized, Gridded & Integrated forCast (LOGICast™) System.

To generate forecasts where observations are not available, this software system starts with model data from a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model(s) and then downscales those data onto the target grid using a sophisticated climatological difference interpolation scheme. LOGICast™ typically use 4–km grid cell resolution. Higher resolution grids may be appropriate in regions of rapidly changing topography.

LOGICast™ is being used as a core forecasting technology by commercial weather companies. Leveraging this system, other applications now include road temperature forecasts along an entire roadway, and soil temperature forecasts for agriculture.