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Meteonorm Version 8

Eight years after launching version 7 Meteotest publishes Meteonorm Version 8 today.

This upgrade includes mainly new and more current climate periods, better access to ongoing timeseries and updates of the software. The user interface of the desktop software hasn't been changed much. With the publishing of version 8 Meteotest stops the support of version 6 (2006).

What's new:

Compared to version 7.3, Version 8 is based on more recent data from the following periods:

  • 1996 – 2015: new main period for radiation parameters (see new maps)
  • 2000 – 2019: new main period for temperature, dew point temperature, wind, precipitation and days with precipitation

This recent time period is denoted in the new Version as “contemporary”. It is still possible to choose a “historic” data period (1981 – 1990 for radiation and 1961 – 1990 for temperature).

  • Access to ongoing current time series based on satellite worldwide (55°S to 65°N) and Re-Analysis data (ERA-5T) for the rest of the world
  • New satellite data based on an own, globally homogeneous satellite model, including satellite data for Asia and the Americas
  • Future data for IPCC Scenarios RCP 2.4, 4.5 and 8.5 from 10 global climate models based on CMIP5 are included (2020 - 2100)
  • Detailed model for urban effects based on the H2020 project. 100 cities in Europe include urban effects for the contemporary climates. Barcelona, Berlin, Bern, Bremen, Prague, Rome and Vienna additionally include urban effects of 2050 for two scenarios.
  • Current data (downloaded timeseries) include the new parameters Td, FF, DD and RR (previously only Ta and Gh)
  • The software was partly refactored, updated and bugs fixed. Climate data are mostly stored as .png files to achieve maximum compression rates.
  • Clearer structure and separation of climate and/or imported / current data

Further info you can find on the changelog.

Recent clients

Clients having bought a new or a upgrade version of software 7.3 during the last 31 days before the publishing date of version 8 are eligible for a free upgrade. Clients will be informed directly.


Making climate services a reality in Europe

Meteotest is part of the Horizon 2020 project The final results will be shown at the two day conference "Making climate services a reality in Europe" November 13-14th 2019 in Brussels

Within the project Meteonorm was updated with urban heat and climate change data for 100 European cities (in the next update 7.3.4). We will show that climate change and urban effects have a big influence especially for building simulation results.

More info and registration for the free conference:

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Intersolar Europe 2021 Booth B5.456

Meteotest AG participates at Intersolar Europe/The smarter E in Munich (Germany) from 6.-8. October 2021. Please come along our booth B5.456.

Historical data for planning, real-time and forecast data for operation. Our irradiation specialists are at the booth to recommend the best product for your needs. Learn about the latest news from the software Meteonorm and the SolarWebServices.

Listen to the presentation "Benchmark of Solar Radiation Forecasts Based on All Sky Imagers" from Jan Remund at Intersolar Conference on Wednesday 6.10.2021 5:15 p.m.