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    30th EGOWS meeting

    The 30th annual meeting of the European Working Group on Operational meteorological Workstations (EGOWS) is hosted by the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) in De Bilt, The Netherlands, November 12-14, 2019.
  • The annual cycle of energy (wind and solar) production, demand and the shortfall.

    New research explores the meteorological sensitivity of a highly-renewable European power system

    The introduction of significant amounts of variable renewable energy (wind and solar) into the power mix leads to new societal risks related to the weather. Scientists from KNMI, in collaboration with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development (Utrecht University) and the University of Exeter, have identified large-scale high pressure systems that cause unfortunate combinations of extreme low renewable energy production and high energy demand. The results were published in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.
  • A figure showing the differences between model output and observations

    Global air pollution modelling: uncertainties due to chemistry modelling

    Air pollution has important consequences on human health, while atmospheric composition aspects also play an important role in climate change and weather forecasts, mainly due to its radiative effects. A good representation of atmospheric composition is also important to quantitatively interpret satellite retrievals of air pollution, such as has become available from the TropOMI instrument.

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About KNMI

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

Is the dutch national weather service. Primary tasks of KNMI are weather forecasting, and monitoring of weather, climate and seismic activity. KNMI is also the national research and information centre for meteorology, climate, air quality, and seismology