The new standard in 2- to 52-week weather analytics

Salient combines novel ocean and land-surface data with machine learning and climate expertise to deliver the world’s most accurate subseasonal-to-seasonal weather forecasts 2 to 52 weeks in advance.

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  • 2X Accuracy improvement
    over competitive forecasts

  • 4 billion Machine learning predictors

  • 5 million API data points generated weekly

Gaining new insight from the global water cycle

Developed by scientists from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Salient’s forecasts and analytics put superior data and state-of-the-art methodologies to work for you.

Inertia: the true driver of seasonal weather

Conventional forecasts are based on numerical models of atmospheric conditions. However, due to the chaos of the atmosphere, these models provide little skill for subseasonal-to-seasonal weather predictions. And while some statistical models of ENSO cycles provide modest skill at seasonal timescales, there is much more to the ocean than just ENSO. Our decades of research reveal that ocean and land-surface conditions—two global features with greater inertia and heat capacity—have the largest influence on seasonal weather patterns.

A global-scale machine learning platform

Salient uses deep neural networks to analyze a wide range of climate data. Our models are statistical in nature, so they don’t get bogged down by the details of atmospheric physics—and they have the scale and complexity to find predictability in all aspects of the climate system.

Industry Analytics

A breakthrough in predictability

Our deep learning tools efficiently comb through large datasets and identify complex climate system relationships to provide accurate forecasts that are used in diverse applications across agriculture, energy, finance, supply chain, and beyond.

  1. Billions of weather
    and climate predictors

  2. Machine learning
    forecast engine

  3. Industry models
    and impact functions

  4. Verification and

  5. Actionable outputs: Decision tools, map interface & APIs

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News and insights

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Press Releases

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Salient Advisory Board Member Invited to Speak at NASEM Fall 2023 Meeting on Advancing S2S Forecasting

November 20, 2023

Salient Receives Grant to Provide Enhanced Weather Forecasts for Smallholder Farmers in East Africa

October 10, 2023

Salient Awarded NOAA Grant to Advance Water Availability Forecasting with Weather Patterns Threatening Agricultural Production

September 6, 2023

Salient Acceleration Services

Our scientific and business experts love collaborating with customers to accelerate new analytics, and uncover new ways to leverage the world’s most accurate forecasts. Together, we’ll help your organization drive profitability—and be better prepared for the future.

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