Intraseasonal Ensemble Forecasting for the Brazilian Northeastern

Cleber Souza Corrêa, Fabricio Pereira Harter, Gerson Luiz Camillo


This preliminary analysis, uses simulations performed by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) coupled forecast system model version 2 (CFSv2) /regional climate model RegCM-4.6, allowed to be observed in this work, the data analyzed were the information of the surface wind intensity, by the analysis and comparison of the simulations carried out for the Alcântara region on the coast of the state of Maranhão. These simulations were stored in the period from February to June 2018. The analysis sought to validate with ERA5 reanalysis data from the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). The observed result shows great potential for use of prediction ensemble techniques, since in the observed results the smallest anomalies were observed in the intraseasonal ensemble prediction to the Alcântara region in the intensity wind, in comparison to the simulation without being ensemble, presenting greater deviations and when closer to the forecast, in itself, greater deviations presented. The intraseasonal Ensemble estimation ends up filtering the terms of high frequency, being the best estimate and presenting intraseasonal predictions more balanced.


Intraseasonal climate forecast; Regional climate model; Dynamical ensemble forecast

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