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Andrae, Ulf
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Bengtsson, L., Andrae, U., Aspelien, T., Batrak, Y., Calvo, J., de Rooy, W., . . . Koltzow, M. O. (2017). The HARMONIE-AROME Model Configuration in the ALADIN-HIRLAM NWP System. Monthly Weather Review, 145(5), 1919-1935
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The HARMONIE-AROME Model Configuration in the ALADIN-HIRLAM NWP System
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2017 (English)In: Monthly Weather Review, ISSN 0027-0644, E-ISSN 1520-0493, Vol. 145, no 5, p. 1919-1935Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
Research subject
Meteorology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:smhi:diva-4149 (URN)10.1175/MWR-D-16-0417.1 (DOI)000404870300009 ()
Available from: 2017-08-07 Created: 2017-08-07 Last updated: 2017-08-07Bibliographically approved
Fortelius, C., Andrae, U. & Forsblom, M. (2002). The BALTEX regional reanalysis project. Boreal environment research, 7(3), 193-201
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The BALTEX regional reanalysis project
2002 (English)In: Boreal environment research, ISSN 1239-6095, E-ISSN 1797-2469, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 193-201Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The BALTEX regional reassimilation project uses meteorological data assimilation for quantifying the climatic energy and water cycles over the catchment basin of the Baltic Sea during the course of one annual cycle, Sep. 1999-Oct. 2000. This report presents the data assimilation system used, the available products, and a sample of preliminary results. The latter demonstrate that the system is capable of simulating the essential features of the energy and water cycles of the Baltic drainage basin. We find this encouraging, because the model has not been tuned to reproduce these cycles, but mainly to predict the atmospheric state.

National Category
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
Research subject
Meteorology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:smhi:diva-1371 (URN)000221371600004 ()
Available from: 2015-08-06 Created: 2015-07-29 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Jacob, D., Van den Hurk, B. J., Andrae, U., Elgered, G., Fortelius, C., Graham, P., . . . Yang, X. (2001). A comprehensive model inter-comparison study investigating the water budget during the BALTEX-PIDCAP period. Meteorology and atmospheric physics (Print), 77(1-4), 19-43
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A comprehensive model inter-comparison study investigating the water budget during the BALTEX-PIDCAP period
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2001 (English)In: Meteorology and atmospheric physics (Print), ISSN 0177-7971, E-ISSN 1436-5065, Vol. 77, no 1-4, p. 19-43Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A comparison of 8 regional atmospheric model systems was carried out for a three-month late summer/early autumn period in 1995 over the Baltic Sea and its catchment area. All models were configured on a common grid using similar surface and lateral boundary conditions, and ran in either data assimilation mode (short term forecasts plus data assimilation), forecast made (short term forecasts initialised daily with analyses) or climate mode (no re-initialisation of model interior during entire simulation period). Model results presented in this paper were generally post processed as daily averaged quantities, separate for land and sea areas when relevant. Post processed output was compared against available analyses or observations of cloud cover, precipitation, vertically integrated atmospheric specific humidity, runoff, surface radiation and near surface synoptic observations. The definition of a common grid and lateral forcing resulted in a high degree of agreement among the participating model results for most cases. Models operated in climate mode generally displayed slightly larger deviations from the observations than the data assimilation or forecast mode integration, but in all cases synoptic events were well captured. Correspondence to near surface synoptic quantities was good. Significant disagreement between model results was shown in particular for cloud cover and the radiative properties, average precipitation and runoff. Problems with choosing appropriate initial soil moisture conditions from a common initial soil moisture field resulted in a wide range of evaporation and sensible heat flux values during the first few weeks of the simulations, but better agreement was shown at later times.

National Category
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
Research subject
Meteorology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:smhi:diva-1490 (URN)10.1007/s007030170015 (DOI)000169718900003 ()
Available from: 2015-08-25 Created: 2015-08-17 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
van Meijgaard, E., Andrae, U. & Rockel, B. (2001). Comparison of model predicted cloud parameters and surface radiative fluxes with observations on the 100 km scale. Meteorology and atmospheric physics (Print), 77(1-4), 109-130
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparison of model predicted cloud parameters and surface radiative fluxes with observations on the 100 km scale
2001 (English)In: Meteorology and atmospheric physics (Print), ISSN 0177-7971, E-ISSN 1436-5065, Vol. 77, no 1-4, p. 109-130Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cloud parameters and surface radiative fluxes predicted by regional atmospheric models are directly compared with observations for a 10-day period in late summer 1995 characterized by predominantly large-scale synoptic conditions. Observations of total cloud cover and Vertical cloud structure are inferred from measurements with a groundbased network of Lidar ceilometers and IR-radiometers and from satellite observations on a 100 kilometer scale. Groundbased observations show that at altitudes below 3 km, implying liquid water clouds, there is a considerable portion of optically non-opaque clouds. Vertical distributions of cloud temperatures simultaneously inferred from the groundbased infrared radiometer network and from satellite can only be reconciled if the occurrence of optically thin cloud structures at mid- and high tropospheric levels is assumed to be frequent. Results of three regional atmospheric models, i.e. the GKSS-REMO, SMHI-HIRLAM. and KNMI-RACMO, are quantitatively compared with the observations. The main finding is that all models predict too much cloud amount at low altitude below 900 hPa, which is then compensated by an underestimation of cloud amount around 800 hPa. This is likely to be related with the finding that all models tend to underestimate the planetary boundary layer height. All models overpredict the high-level cloud amount albeit it is difficult to quantify to what extent due to the frequent presence of optically thin clouds. Whereas reasonably alike in cloud parameters, the models differ considerably in radiative fluxes. One model links a well matching incoming solar radiation to a radiatively transparent atmosphere over a too cool surface, another model underpredicts incoming solar radiation at the surface due to a too strong cloud feedback to radiation, the last model represents all surface radiative fluxes quite well on average: but underestimates the sensitivity of atmospheric transmissivity to cloud amount.

National Category
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
Research subject
Meteorology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:smhi:diva-1492 (URN)10.1007/s007030170021 (DOI)000169718900009 ()
Available from: 2015-08-25 Created: 2015-08-17 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Raschke, E., Meywerk, J., Warrach, K., Andrae, U., Bergström, S., Beyrich, F., . . . Stigebrandt, A. (2001). The Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX): A European contribution to the investigation of the energy and water cycle over a large drainage basin. Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS), 82(11), 2389-2413
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX): A European contribution to the investigation of the energy and water cycle over a large drainage basin
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2001 (English)In: Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS), ISSN 0003-0007, E-ISSN 1520-0477, Vol. 82, no 11, p. 2389-2413Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX) is one of the five continental-scale experiments of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX). More than 50 research groups from 14 European countries are participating in this project to measure and model the energy and water cycle over the large drainage basin of the Baltic Sea in northern Europe. BALTEX aims to provide a better understanding of the processes of the climate system and to improve and to validate the water cycle in regional numerical models for weather forecasting and climate studies. A major effort is undertaken to couple interactively the atmosphere with the vegetated continental surfaces and the Baltic Sea including its sea ice. The intensive observational and modeling phase BRIDGE, which is a contribution to the Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period of GEWEX, will provide enhanced datasets for the period October 1999-February 2002 to validate numerical models and satellite products. Major achievements have been obtained in an improved understanding of related exchange processes. For the first time an interactive atmosphere-ocean-land surface model for the Baltic Sea was tested. This paper reports on major activities and some results.

National Category
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
Research subject
Meteorology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:smhi:diva-1469 (URN)10.1175/1520-0477(2001)082<2389:TBSEBA>2.3.CO;2 (DOI)000171929700003 ()
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-17 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Lindskog, M., Gustafsson, N., Navascues, B., Mogensen, K. S., Huang, X. Y., Yang, X., . . . Rantakokko, J. (2001). Three-dimensional variational data assimilation for a limited area model Part II: Observation handling and assimilation experiments. Tellus. Series A, Dynamic meteorology and oceanography, 53(4), 447-468
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Three-dimensional variational data assimilation for a limited area model Part II: Observation handling and assimilation experiments
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2001 (English)In: Tellus. Series A, Dynamic meteorology and oceanography, ISSN 0280-6495, E-ISSN 1600-0870, Vol. 53, no 4, p. 447-468Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A 3-dimensional variational data assimilation (3D-Var) scheme for the HIgh Resolution Limited Area Model (HIRLAM) forecasting system is described. The HIRLAM 3D-Var is based on the minimisation of a cost function that consists of one term, J(b), which measures the distance between the resulting analysis and a background field, in general a short-range forecast, and another term. J(o), which measures the distance between the analysis and the observations. This paper is concerned with J(o) and the handling of observations, while the companion Paper by Gustafsson et al. (2001) is concerned with the general 3D-Var formulation and with the J(b) term. Individual system components. such as the screening of observations and the observation operators, and other issues, such as the parallelisation strategy for the computer code, are described. The functionality of the observation quality control is investigated and the 3D-Var system is validated through data assimilation and forecast experiments. Results from assimilation and forecast experiments indicate that the 3D-Var assimilation system performs significantly better than two currently used HIRLAM systems. which are based on statistical interpolation. The use of all significant level data from multilevel observation reports is shown to be one factor contributing to the superiority of the 3D-Var system. Other contributing factors are most probably the formulation of the analysis as a single global problem, the use of non-separable structure functions and the variational quality control, which accounts for non-Gaussian observation errors.

National Category
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
Research subject
Meteorology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:smhi:diva-1475 (URN)10.1111/j.1600-0870.2001.00447.x (DOI)000170143400002 ()
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-17 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
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