Centro de Previsão do Tempo e Estudos Climáticos
Centro de Previsão do Tempo e Estudos Climáticos (CPTEC) is the numerical weather prediction agency of Brazil, part of INPE (National Institute for Space Research). Its mission is to provide the country with weather and climate forecasts. CPTEC is the most advanced center for numerical weather prediction and climate in Latin America, providing forecasts for short and medium-term climate and high precision, since the beginning of 1995. CPTEC uses supercomputers and knowledge of its staff to achieve the same level as forecasting centers in more developed countries.