A leader with the RACE weather model

With a resolution of 100m, UBIMET has been among the world’s top providers of the most precise weather forecasts for years.

NWP_overviewUBIMET operates its own high-resolution weather model called “RACE” (Refined Atmospheric Condition Evolution). In several computing centers around the world (New York, Melbourne and Vienna), RACE weather models are updated on an hourly basis with the most current weather data (precipitation radar, VERA analyses, lightning, satellite data, aeroplane altitude profiles) in order to further refine forecasts. This process employs highly complex data assimilation (3dVar) and nudging (LHN) technologies. With additional downscaling algorithms based on precise geo-data, UBIMET achieves subsequent model resolutions down to only a few meters. This enables UBIMET to generate tailor-made, highly precise spatial and temporal forecasts for a wide variety of sectors on a worldwide scale. In UBIMET’s own model development department, the company’s experts ensure a successive increase in precision through ongoing evaluation and further development. In a multi-model approach, UBIMET also employs leading global weather models such as ECMWF or GFS as well as specially developed model output statistics processes.