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The term 'nowcasting' is of relatively recent origin, and is used to describe an observation-intensive approach to local, very short-term weather forecasting. In the strictest sense, it applies to detailed description of the current weather combined with a forecast of up to 2 hours ahead. However, COST Action 78 relaxed this definition to include forecasts of up to 6-12 hours ahead. The purpose of this report is to make available the results of COST Action 78. The work of the action, which was carried out from 1994 until 1999, could be interesting not only for the meteorological community concerned with everyday operative application. The results provided could be useful for the still wider community interested in the nowcasting techniques, application of numerical models, use of remotely sensed data in climatology, hydrology, and earth system sciences too.

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Authors: LAGOUVARDOS K, Directorate General for Research;LILJAS E, Directorate General for Research;CONWAY B, Directorate General for Research;SUNDE J, Directorate General for Research
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19544 EN (2001). Euro: 55.00
Availability: Available from Office of Official Publications for European Communities: 2 rue Mercier, L-2985 Luxembourg. tel:+352-29-29-42455 fax: +325-29-29-42758 email: URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-828-6721-8
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