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Precipitation in the northern Alpine region: Case-study-type validation of an operational forecast model

Keil, C. and Volkert, H. (2000) Precipitation in the northern Alpine region: Case-study-type validation of an operational forecast model. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 72, pp. 161-173. DOI: 10.1007/s007030050013.

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Abstract

Quality and limitations of current quantitative precipitation simulations are determined using the Deutschland-Modell of Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD). The model independent validation data comprise the regular rain-gauge network of DWD, taylored composites of an international radar network, Doppler winds from the DLR research radar, and meteorological timeseries at a ground station. Area skill scores are compared for convectively dominated as well as more synoptically forced situations in the northern Alpine region. Inspection of the temporal evolution of the components comprising the atmospheric water budget and of the precipitation partition gives insight in the different nature of excitation mechanisms of heavy precipitation. The simulations are found to exhibit growing potential for follow-on hydrological applications, while a real breakthrough appears to necessitate the coming generation of non-hydrostatic operational forecast models with increased spatial resolution.

Document Type:Article
Additional Information:LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2000,
Title:Precipitation in the northern Alpine region: Case-study-type validation of an operational forecast model
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Keil, C.UNSPECIFIED
Volkert, H.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2000
Journal or Publication Title:Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
Volume:72
DOI:10.1007/s007030050013
Page Range:pp. 161-173
Status:Published
Keywords:Deutschland-Modell of DWD, Alpine precipitation climatology
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:15 Jan 2008
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 19:59

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