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)

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.