Potential of an EnKF Storm-Scale Data Assimilation System Over Sparse Observation Regions with Complex Orography
DS Carrio, V Homar, DM Wheatley
Atmospheric Research | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019
Awarded by AEI/FEDER funds
Awarded by Conselleria dinnovacio, Recerca i Turisme del Govern de les Illes Balears
This research is framed within the CGL2017-82868-R [Severe Weather Phenomena in Coastal Regions: Predictability Challenges and Climatic Analysis (COASTEPS)] and CGL2014-52199R [Future Regional Impacts of Climate Change Associated to Extreme Weather Phenomena (EXTREMO)] Spanish project which is partially supported with AEI/FEDER funds. The first author was also supported by the FPI-CAIB (FPI/1877/2016) grant from the Conselleria dinnovacio, Recerca i Turisme del Govern de les Illes Balears and the Fons Social Europeu. The authors thankfully acknowledge Meteo-France for supplying the data and HyMeX database teams (ESPRI/IPSL and SEDOO/OMP) for their help in accessing the data. The authors also acknowledge the computer resources at MareNostrum IV and the technical support provided by Barcelona Supercomputing Center (RES-AECT-2017-1-0014, RES-AECT-2017-2-0014) that allowed us to perform the high -resolution simulations presented in this study. Thanks to Dr. Louis Wicker from the National Severe Storm Laboratory for his very useful comments on the manuscript and also thanks to Kent Knopfmeier for his technical assistance implementing the EnKF system.