Special Issue "Advances in Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction and its Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2021).
Interests: numerical weather prediction; model evaluation; operational meteorology and hydrometeorology; water and energy cycle; land/sea–air interactions; flash floods; coupling numerical models
Advances in computer science and information technology facilitates continuing progress in mesoscale numerical weather prediction (NWP) for both research and operational forecasting purposes. Nowadays, mesoscale NWP models are essential in a broad spectrum of applications ranging from driving other numerical models (related to, e.g., ocean, hydrology, and air quality) and downscaling climate simulations to providing forecasts for renewable energy and hydrological purposes.
This Special Issue aims to shed new light on interdisciplinary applications of mesoscale NWP to reveal weather-related physical processes as well as to mitigate the consequences of high-impact weather events. Therefore, this Special Issue intends to collect contributions that report advancements and the current state of the mesoscale NWP models, including forecast skill improvements, the impact of physical parameterizations on forecasts, the validation and intercomparison of forecasts, as well as applications of data assimilation techniques and nowcasting methods. Furthermore, this Special Issue welcomes numerical experiments and case studies regarding strategies designed to couple mesoscale NWP models with hydrological, ocean, wave, and chemical models to improve our understanding of the mesoscale physical and dynamical processes that can trigger natural hazards. Methodological approaches and applications exploiting this knowledge to advance analyses and forecasts as well as to make them tailored for the design and refinement of early warning systems and decision support services are of particular interest.
Dr. Anastasios Papadopoulos
Dr. George Varlas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mesoscale meteorology
- Numerical weather prediction (NWP)
- Convection-permitting NWP
- Physical parameterizations
- Ensemble weather forecasting
- Coupled models
- Hydrometeorological simulations
- Land/sea–atmosphere interactions
- Sensitivity experiments
- Data assimilation
- Model verification
- Tropical-like Mediterranean cyclones
- Severe local storms
- Weather-induced wildfires
- Wind power forecasting
- Early warning systems
- Decision support systems