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Mission

To promote, organize and/or endorse end-to-end weather research and development projects (RDPs) that advance understanding of weather processes, improve forecasting techniques and increase the utility of forecast information with an emphasis on high-impact weather

News

2014

 

  • Joint Meeting Mesoscale WG and THORPEX DAOS WG
    (Montreal, Canada, 16 August afternoon)
    Agenda

  • Mesoscale Working Group Meeting
    (Montreal, Canada, 14-15 August)
    Agenda

    Presentations new_flashing

Working Group Members

Ongoing Projects and Activities

  • Chair: J. Onvlee, KNMI, The Netherlands
    jeanette.onvlee at knmi.nl
  • V. Wulfmeyer, Uni Hohenheim, Germany
    wulfmeyer at uni-hohenheim.de
  • M. Rotach, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    mathias.rotach at uibk.ac.at
  • D. Barker, Met Office, UK
    dale.barker at metoffice.gov.uk
  • S. Belair, Met Service of Canada
    stephane.belair at ec.gc.ca
  • K. Saito, Met Research Institute, Japan
    ksaito at mri-jma.go.jp
  • J. Dudhia, NCAR, USA
    dudhia at ucar.edu
  • H. Yu, Shanghai Typhoon Institute, China
    yuh at mail.typhoon.gov.cn
  • P. Steinle, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
    p.steinle at bom.gov.au
  • Permanent guest: T. Paccagnella, Environmental Protection Agency (Regional Met Service - ARPA ER), Italy
    tpaccagnella at arpa.emr.it

Completed Projects

Past meetings

Past meetings

2013

  • Mesoscale Working Group Meeting
    (Montreal, Canada, 8-10 May )

 

2012

Key Publications

Key Publications

Duan Y., J. Gong, M. Charron, J. Chen, G. Deng, G. DiMego, J. Du, M. Hara, M. Kunii, X. Li, Y. Li, K. Saito, H. Seko, Y. Wang and C. Wittmann, 2012: An overview of Beijing 2008 Olympics Research and Development Project (B08RDP).  Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, 381-403.

Kunii M., K. Saito, H. Seko, M. Hara, T. Hara, M. Yamaguchi, J. Gong, M. Charron, J. Du, Y. Wang and D. Chen, 2011: Verification and intercomparisons of mesoscale ensemble prediction systems in BO8RDP. Tellus, 63A, 531-549

A Report on the WWRP Research and Development Project B08RDP to the WWRP Joint Scientific Committee

Ament, F., et al., 2011. Evaluation of MAP D-PHASE heavy precipitation alerts in Switzerland during summer 2007, Atmospheric Research, 100 (2-3), 178-189, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.06.007.

Bauer, H.-S., et al., 2011. Operational assimilation of GPS slant path delay measurements into the MM5 4DVAR system, Tellus, 63A, 263-282.

Frick, J. and Hegg, C., 2011. Can end-users' flood management decision making be improved by information about forecast uncertainty? Atmospheric Research, 100 (2-3), 296-303, DOI:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.12.006.

Ranzi, R., et al., 2009. Real-time demonstration of hydrological ensemble forecasts in MAP D-PHASE. La Houille Blanche, 5, 95-104, DOI:10.1051/lhb/2009061.

Rotach, M. W., et al., 2009. MAP D-PHASE Real-Time Demonstration of Weather Forecast Quality in the Alpine Region, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 90 (9), 1321-1336, DOI: 10.1175/2009BAMS2776.1.

Rotach, M. W., et al., 2009. Supplement to MAP D-PHASE: Real-Time Demonstration of Weather Forecast Quality in the Alpine Region: Additional Applications of the D-PHASE Datasets, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 90 (9), 28-32. DOI: 10.1175/2009BAMS2776.2.

Weusthoff, T., et al., 2010. Assessing the Benefits of Convection-Permitting Models by Neighborhood Verification: Examples from MAP D-PHASE, Monthly Weather Review, 138 (9), 3418-3433, DOI: 10.1175/2010MWR3380.1.

Wulfmeyer, V., et al., 2011. Special Issue: Advances in the understanding of convective processes and precipitation over low mountain regions through the Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS), Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137, (S1), 1-348.

The COPS Overview Paper in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society (Wulfmeyer, V., et al., 2011. The Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS): the scientific strategy, the field phase, and research highlights, 137, 3-30, 2011) has been identified as New Hot Paper in Geosciences by Thomson Reuters.

Zappa, M., et al., 2008. MAP D-PHASE: Real-time demonstration of hydrological ensemble prediction systems, Atmospheric Science Letters, 9 (2), 80-87, DOI: 10.1002/asl.183.

Zappa M., et al., 2011. Superposition of three sources of uncertainties in operational flood forecasting chains, Atmospheric Research, 100 (2-3), 246-262, DOI:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.12.005.

 

 
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