Articles | Volume 27, issue 2
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 27, 329–347, 2020

Special issue: Advances in post-processing and blending of deterministic...

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 27, 329–347, 2020

Research article 29 May 2020

Research article | 29 May 2020

From research to applications – examples of operational ensemble post-processing in France using machine learning

Maxime Taillardat and Olivier Mestre

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Statistical post-processing of ensemble forecasts is now a well-known procedure in order to correct biased and misdispersed ensemble weather predictions. But practical application in European national weather services is in its infancy. Different applications of ensemble post-processing using machine learning at an industrial scale are presented. Forecast quality and value are improved compared to the raw ensemble, but several facilities have to be made to adjust to operational constraints.