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The Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS): the scientific strategy, the field phase, and research highlights

Wulfmeyer, Volker and Behrendt, Andreas and Kottmeier, Christoph and Corsmeier, Ulrich and Barthlott, Christian and Craig, George C. and Hagen, Martin and Althausen, Dietrich and Aoshima, Fumiko and Arpagaus, Marco and Bauer, Hans-Stefan and Bennett, Lindsay and Blyth, Alan and Brandau, Christine and Champollion, Cédric and Crewell, Susanne and Dick, Galina and Di Girolamo, Paolo and Dorninger, Manfred and Dufournet, Yann and Eigenmann, Rafael and Engelmann, Ronny and Flamant, Cyrille and Foken, Thomas and Gorgas, Theresa and Grzeschik, Matthias and Handwerker, Jan and Hauck, Christian and Höller, Hartmut and Junkermann, Wolfgang and Kalthoff, Norbert and Kiemle, Christoph and Klink, Stefan and König, Marianne and Krauss, Liane and Long, Charles N. and Madonna, Fabio and Mobbs, Stephen and Neininger, Bruno and Pal, Sandip and Peters, Gerhard and Pigeon, Grégoire and Richard, Evelyne and Rotach, Mathias W. and Russchenberg, Herman and Schwitalla, Thomas and Smith, Victoria and Steinacker, Reinhold and Trentmann, Jörg and Turner, David D. and van Baelen, Joel and Vogt, Siegfried and Volkert, Hans and Weckwerth, Tammy and Wernli, Heini and Wieser, Andreas and Wirth, Martin (2011) The Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS): the scientific strategy, the field phase, and research highlights. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137, pp. 3-30. DOI: 10.1002/qj.752. ISSN 0035-9009.

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Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.752/abstract

Abstract

Within the framework of the international field campaign COPS (Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study), a large suite of state-of-the-art meteorological instrumentation was operated, partially combined for the first time. This includes 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. The COPS field phase was performed from 01 June to 31 August 2007 in a low-mountain area in southwestern Germany/eastern France covering the Vosges mountains, the Rhine valley and the Black Forest mountains. The collected data set covers the entire evolution of convective precipitation events in complex terrain from their initiation, to their development and mature phase until their decay. Eighteen Intensive Observation Periods with 37 operation days and eight additional Special Observation Periods were performed, providing a comprehensive data set covering different forcing conditions. In this article, an overview of the COPS scientific strategy, the field phase, and its first accomplishments is given. Highlights of the campaign are illustrated with several measurement examples. It is demonstrated that COPS research provides new insight into key processes leading to convection initiation and to the modification of precipitation by orography, in the improvement of quantitative precipitation forecasting by the assimilation of new observations, and in the performance of ensembles of convection-permitting models in complex terrain.

Document Type:Article
Title:The Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS): the scientific strategy, the field phase, and research highlights
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Wulfmeyer, VolkerUniv. of Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Behrendt, AndreasUniv. of Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Kottmeier, ChristophKIT, Karlsruhe
Corsmeier, UlrichKIT, Karlsruhe
Barthlott, ChristianKIT, Karlsruhe
Craig, George C.DLR
Hagen, MartinDLR
Althausen, DietrichLeibniz Inst. for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig
Aoshima, FumikoUniv. of Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Arpagaus, MarcoMeteo Swiss, Zurich, CH
Bauer, Hans-StefanUNSPECIFIED
Bennett, LindsayUNSPECIFIED
Blyth, AlanUNSPECIFIED
Brandau, ChristineUNSPECIFIED
Champollion, CédricUNSPECIFIED
Crewell, SusanneUNSPECIFIED
Dick, GalinaUNSPECIFIED
Di Girolamo, PaoloUNSPECIFIED
Dorninger, ManfredUNSPECIFIED
Dufournet, YannUNSPECIFIED
Eigenmann, RafaelUNSPECIFIED
Engelmann, RonnyUNSPECIFIED
Flamant, CyrilleUNSPECIFIED
Foken, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Gorgas, TheresaUNSPECIFIED
Grzeschik, MatthiasUNSPECIFIED
Handwerker, JanUNSPECIFIED
Hauck, ChristianUNSPECIFIED
Höller, HartmutDLR
Junkermann, WolfgangUNSPECIFIED
Kalthoff, NorbertUNSPECIFIED
Kiemle, ChristophDLR
Klink, StefanUNSPECIFIED
König, MarianneUNSPECIFIED
Krauss, LianeUNSPECIFIED
Long, Charles N.UNSPECIFIED
Madonna, FabioUNSPECIFIED
Mobbs, StephenUNSPECIFIED
Neininger, BrunoUNSPECIFIED
Pal, SandipUNSPECIFIED
Peters, GerhardUNSPECIFIED
Pigeon, GrégoireUNSPECIFIED
Richard, EvelyneUNSPECIFIED
Rotach, Mathias W.UNSPECIFIED
Russchenberg, HermanUNSPECIFIED
Schwitalla, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Smith, VictoriaUNSPECIFIED
Steinacker, ReinholdUNSPECIFIED
Trentmann, JörgUNSPECIFIED
Turner, David D.UNSPECIFIED
van Baelen, JoelUNSPECIFIED
Vogt, SiegfriedUNSPECIFIED
Volkert, HansDLR
Weckwerth, TammyUNSPECIFIED
Wernli, HeiniUNSPECIFIED
Wieser, AndreasUNSPECIFIED
Wirth, MartinUNSPECIFIED
Date:2011
Journal or Publication Title:Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:137
DOI:10.1002/qj.752
Page Range:pp. 3-30
ISSN:0035-9009
Status:Published
Keywords:convection; aerosol–cloud–precipitation microphysics; data assimilation; land-surface exchange; orography; quantitative precipitation forecasting; thermally induced flow; verification
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space, Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation, ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt, Aeronautics
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung, L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung, L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: Jana Freund
Deposited On:09 May 2011 14:11
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:17

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