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meteoblue models

meteoblue weather models simulate physical processes. A weather model divides the world or a region into small grid cells. Each cell is about 4 km to 40 km wide and 100 m to 2 km high. Our models contain 60 atmospheric layers and reach deep into the stratosphere at 10 - 25 hPa (60 km altitude). The weather is simulated by solving complex mathematical equations between all grid cells every few seconds. Weather variables like temperature, wind speed or cloudiness are stored for every hour.

meteoblue operates a large number of own weather models and, additionally, integrates open data from various sources into the weather data base. All meteoblue models are computed twice a day on a dedicated High Performance Cluster.

Forecast-Datasets

NEMS-Models: Improved NMM successor, in operation since 2013. NEMS is a Multi-Scale-Model (from global down to local domains), that improves calculation of cloud and precipitation development substantially.

Model Region Resolution Source
NEMS4 Central Europe 4 km 72 h meteoblue
NEMS12 Europe 12 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS2-12 Europe 12 km 168 h meteoblue
NEMS-8 Central America 12 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS12 India 12 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS10 South America 10 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS10 Subsahara Africa 10 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS8 New Zealand 8 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS8 Japan / East Asia 8 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS30 Global 30 km 180 h meteoblue
NEMS2-30 Global 30 km 168 h meteoblue

NMM-Models: The first Weather model operated by meteoblue, in operation since 2007. NMM is a regional weather model, that is optimised for complex topography.

Model Region Resolution Source
NMM4 Central Europe 4 km 96 h meteoblue
NMM12 Europe 12 km 180 h meteoblue
NMM18 South America 18 km 180 h meteoblue
NMM18 Subsahara Africa 18 km 180 h meteoblue
NMM18 Southeast Asia 18 km 180 h meteoblue

History-Datasets

NEMS-Models: Improved NMM successor, in operation since 2013. NEMS is a Multi-Scale-Model (from global down to local domains), that improves calculation of cloud and precipitation development substantially.

Model Region Data available since Resolution Source
NEMS4 Central Europe 2008 Hourly 4 km meteoblue
NEMS12 Europe 2008 Hourly 12 km meteoblue
NEMS-8 Central America 2015 Hourly 12 km meteoblue
NEMS12 India 2013 Hourly 12 km meteoblue
NEMS10 South Aamerica 2014 Hourly 10 km meteoblue
NEMS10 Subsahara Africa 2015 Hourly 10 km meteoblue
NEMS8 New Zealand 2013 Hourly 8 km meteoblue
NEMS8 Japan / East Asia 2014 Hourly 8 km meteoblue
NEMS30 Global 1984 Hourly 30 km meteoblue

NMM-Models: DThe first Weather model operated by meteoblue, in operation since 2007. NMM is a regional weather model, that is optimised for complex topography.

Model Region Data available since Resolution Source
NNM4 Central Europe 2008 Hourly 4 km meteoblue
NMM12 Europe 2008 Hourly 12 km meteoblue
NMM18 South America 2008 Hourly 18 km meteoblue
NMM18 Subsahara Africa 2009 Hourly 18 km meteoblue
NMM18 Southeast Asia 2009 Hourly 18 km meteoblue

Model resolution at each location

You can check the Model resolution at each location simply on our website. Search the location (Note: you can also enter coordinates in the location search box), and see the radius in the rainSPOT. The Radius displayed (in kilometres) allows to determine the respective Model resolution for the selected location in the following way:

rainSPOT Domain (resolution) Notes (time resolution)
15 km radius NMM4 / NEMS4 (4 km) Europe - from Scotland to Portugal and Crete. rainSPOT aggregates 2 grid cells to improve the overview (1 h time interval)
35 km radius NMM12 / NEMS12 (12 km) Europe - from Iceland to Morocco and Jordania (1 h)
55 km radius AF01 / SA01 / AS01 (18 km) Subsahara-Africa (1 h)
90 km radius NEMSGLOBAL (30 km) Global - each point on Earth (1 h)
60 km radius GFS05 (25 / 50 km) Global - 25 km für Temperature, Precipitation and Wind, 50 km for further variables (3 h, 1 h interpolation)
30 km radius NEMSSA (10 km) South America (1 h)
25 km radius NEMSAS02 (8 km) East Asia - inkluding Japan, Taiwan, parts of China and Mongolia and others (1 h)
35 km radius NEMSIN (12 km) India Subcontinent - with India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and others (1 h)
25 km radius NEMSNZ (8 km) Neu Zealand (1 h)

Other resolutions can be used in different Domains. Check the rainSPOT for confirmation.
The domain and the last time of actualisation of the model forecast are indicated on the main page under the rainSPOT (above the register "More" show hourly details").

More information on the meteoblue weather models and their resolution can be found in the technical documentation.