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Synthetic Satellite Imagery in the Lokal-Modell

Keil, Christian and Tafferner, Arnold and Reinhardt, Thorsten (2006) Synthetic Satellite Imagery in the Lokal-Modell. Atmospheric Research (82), pp. 19-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2005.01.008.

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Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169809506000238


The implementation of a forward radiative transfer model into the code of the Lokal-Modell (LM) of Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) allows for the operational computation of synthetic satellite imagery. This new diagnostic tool (LMSynSat, Lokal-Modell Synthetic Satellite imagery) is used to evaluate forecast quality using observed satellite data of Meteosat 7 and Meteosat 8. An obvious model deficiency in simulating high clouds can be overcome by running the LM with new prognostic precipitation and cloud-ice schemes providing more realistic cloud properties. Additionally, the inclusion of precipitating snow crystals in the computation of brightness temperature achieves better agreement of upper tropospheric clouds. Aiming at an objective usage of satellite imagery to select good members out of an ensemble of LM forecasts requires a realistic representation of clouds in the LM.

Document Type:Article
Title: Synthetic Satellite Imagery in the Lokal-Modell
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Keil, ChristianUNSPECIFIED
Tafferner, ArnoldUNSPECIFIED
Reinhardt, ThorstenDWD, Offenbach
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Research
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 19-25
Keywords:Mesoscale model, Model validation, Satellite data, Microphysics, Meteosat, Clouds
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:L VU - Air Traffic and Environment (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L VU - Air Traffic and Environment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Traffic and Weather (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Christian Keil
Deposited On:24 Jul 2007
Last Modified:11 Nov 2014 21:56

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