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Modelling systems used in the Met Office
Numerical models are at the heart of our forecasts and products as well as much of our research and development.
While the Unified Model is key for our weather forecasts and climate prediction, we have several other modelling systems available to us.
Seamless modelling has been at the heart of the Met Office strategy for weather and climate prediction since 1990.
Numerous ocean wave, dynamical and ecosystem models and analyses are run at the Met Office for short range forecast and climate applications.
The Met Office's Numerical Atmospheric-dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME) is used to model a wide range of atmospheric dispersion events.
The Met Office Large Eddy Model (LEM) is a state-of-the-art model for large-eddy simulation and cloud resolving modelling (CRM).
The Met Office's BLASIUS (Boundary Layer Above Stationary, Inhomogeneous Uneven Surfaces) model is used to study turbulent atmospheric flow over hills.