A new computer system Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2697v4 18C 2.3GHz, Aries interconnect is now in operation.
Observations from the Russian hyper-spectral infrared radiometer IKFS-2
were tested in the HMC global data assimilation system.
First results with a limited number of temperature sensitive frequency channels
showed a positive impact in the Southern hemisphere.
Work is underway on their operational assimilation.
A new AMDAR wind and temperature super-obbing scheme was successfully tested.
The super-obbing was made consistent with the resolution of analysis increments.