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An important step of the development of EMADDC will take place with the termination of EMADDC release 1.6 (R1.6) on April 13th 2022. R1.6 was the first operational version of EMADDC used to process and distribute the EUROCONTROL MUAC data.
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As of today, the EMADDC Prod system that produces the Release Version 2.2 files, outputs files uncompressed and compressed using gzip.
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The EMADDC website is online and replaces the previous mode-s.knmi.nl website. More information will become available in the coming months. Subscribe to the website to receive automatic updates and news items.
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The new release of the processing is available for testing
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ECMWF science and technology seminar: Aircraft data, Covid-19 and global weather forecasting.
Bruce Ingleby, ECMWF Senior Scientist, presented the added value of upper air observations for global weather forecasting and mitigation for Covid-19 including EMADDC use by ECMWF.
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ECMWF article on the use of EMADDC data by ECWMF.
The Newsletter also addresses the coordinated responses to mitigate for the loss of aircraft-based weather data.
Read more about ECMWF Newsletter 164 - EMADDC Mode-S: a new source of aircraft data over Europe
Includes an update of EMADDC on COVID-19, see section 6.
Read more about WMO AMDAR News letter Volume 19, May 2020
The sharp drop of AMDAR observations in Europe due to COVID-19 resulted in a request from EUMETNET PFAC and STAC to KNMI to provide additional upper air observations via EMADDC to EUMETNET Members.
Read more about European Meteorological Aircraft Derived Data Center update on COVID-19, April 30, 2020
ECMWF article on the impact of the drop in weather observations due to COVID-19 on weather forecasting.
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Outcome of EUMETNET, WMO, ECMWF Workshop on 12 and 13 February 2020.
Read more about More and better aircraft weather observations are possible, experts say
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