Standards are essential for presenting accurate weather information: time, location and parameter description are important to ensure that the weather information is properly presented and understandable.
meteoblue provides different levels of weather information, which can be visualised in charts or obtained as data. These show weather information from the local point to continents and from surface to atmosphere.
The data used by meteoblue originates from various weather services and sources. Initial conditions are usually determined through the help of measurements, which cover some of the most important locations and weather variables, but describe only a fraction of the surface of the Earth and weather processes.
Weather model theory
meteoblue weather models are based on the NMM (Nonhydrostatic Meso-Scale Modelling) technology. Model calculations are done for "domains" - large areas covering parts of (or even entire) continents, for which a complete forecast is calculated. Domains are embedded in larger scale global models (such as NEMS30), which provide the "boundary" conditions (e.g. the air currents coming into or moving out of the domain area) for the days of the forecast. Since 2013 meteoblue computes its own global weather forecast and thus can generate the boundary conditions on its own.