The work will be divided in the following activities: Severe weather case study, Developing and testing of a Very Short Range Forecasting system (VSRF), Use of Satellite data.
Severe weather case study – Partner 1 and 8 –Identification of severe weather cases. Analysis of cases identified. Studies of the impact of the remote sensing data on the analysed fields.
Developing and testing of a Very Short Range Forecasting system – Partner 1 – Developing of a methodology to link mesoscale analysis and atmospheric numerical model. Developing a module to reduce the noise impact due to the different topography and grid resolution used in the analysis and in the model utilised. Implementing a chain for VSRF purposes. Testing the VSRF system over the cases selected and analysed in the activity "Severe weather case study". Assess the impact of remote sensing data on the forecasted fields.
Use of Satellite data – Partner 8 - Satellite radiance fields will be input to a mesoscale analysis scheme of the latest generation using current METEOSAT data as a first attempt. Data from NOAA-AVHRR polar orbiting radiometer are also considered leading to the use of METEOSAT Second Generation (MSG) data. Multisensor studies of convective storm structure