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Observation monitoring at the Met Office aims to maintain and improve the use of observations within the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) assimilation of data. The quantity and quality of observational data received and assimilated are checked regularly and any problems followed up. Each month, we identify data that should be excluded from the NWP assimilations or corrected prior to use. We also produce statistical information on observation and model accuracy particularly for surface marine data, for which the Met Office is the WMO-designated lead monitoring centre. The statistical information is used to compile monthly Observation Monitoring reports (for 'conventional' observation types) and can also be exploited to optimise the assimilation algorithms.

Global Monthly Monitoring Reports

Surface Marine Monitoring

Observation Processing
Observation Types
Quality Control
Observation Monitoring
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