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Understanding and Prediction of Rainfall Associated with landfalling Tropical cyclones



TC Rain

The RDP aims to advance the understanding and prediction of rainfall associated with landfalling TCs focusing on multi-scale dynamical and physical processes that govern rainfall intensity and rainfall distribution in landfalling TCs.







Integrated Nowcasting System for the Central European Area    (INCA-CE)



INCA-CE is a 3 yr-project which aimed at reducing adverse effects of weather-related natural disasters (e.g. wind-storms, flooding, mudflows, icing, drought) by establishing a state-of-the-art, high-resolution, real-time analysis and forecast system on atmospheric, hydrological, and surface conditions.

DIAbatic influence on Mesoscale structure in Extratropical storms (DIAMET)

The project aimed to better understand how mesoscale processes in cyclones give rise to severe weather and how they can be better represented in models and result to better forecasts.

Science and Nowcasting of Olympic Weather for Vancouver 2010 (SNOW-V10)

SNOW- V10 aimed to promote and showcase winter weather nowcasts under complex terrain during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games held in Whistler, Vancouver, Canad.a


    Beijing2008      (B08 RDP/FDP)


B08 is a WWRP short range weather forecasting research project which was conducted during the Beijing Olympic Games in August 2008. The FDP component demonstrated the progress in nowcasts while the RDP component dealt with studies on quantitative precipitation forecasts, convective initiation and summer severe weather.


Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS)


COPS was an international field campaign where a large suite of state-of-the-art meteorological instrumentation was operated, partially combined for the first time.This included networks of in situ and remote-sensing systems such as the Global Positioning System as well as a synergy of multi-wavelength passive and active remote-sensing instruments such as advanced radar and lidar systems.

MAP Demonstration of Probabilistic Hydrological and Atmospheric Simulation of Flood Events (MAP D-PHASE)


MAP D-PHASE is an end-to-end forecasting system for Alpine flood events which was set up to demonstrate the benefits in forecasting heavy precipitation and related (flash) flood events, as gained from the improved understanding, refined atmospheric and hydrological modelling, and advanced technological abilities acquired through research work during the Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP).


Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP)

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MAP is an international research initiative devoted to the study of atmospheric and hydrological processes over mountainous terrain. It aimed to expand our knowledge of weather and climate over complex topography, and thereby to improve current forecasting capabilities.


Sydney 2000


An FDP which strived to demonstrate the predictive capabilities of short-range weather forecasting (nowcasting) tools, including those either under development in research institutions, or in operational use in meteorological services around the world, during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.










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