A data assimilation experiment of temperature and humidity profiles from an international network of ground-based microwave radiometers

TitleA data assimilation experiment of temperature and humidity profiles from an international network of ground-based microwave radiometers
Publication TypePresentazione a Congresso
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCimini, D., Caumont O., Löhnert U., Alados-Arboledast L., Huet T., Ferrario M.E., Madonna F., Haefele A., Nasir F., Pace G., Posada R., and Bleisch R.
Conference Name13th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, MicroRad 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Conference LocationPasadena, CA
Keywordsdata assimilation, Experiments, Hydrological cycles, International networks, Microwave devices, Microwave measurement, Microwave radiometers, Microwaves, Numerical weather prediction, Numerical weather prediction models, Remote sensing, Temperature and humidities, Weather forecasting, West mediterraneans
Abstract

Temperature and humidity retrievals from an international network of ground-based microwave radiometers (MWR) have been collected to exploit the potential for data assimilation into Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) modeling. This activity is carried on in the framework of the Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX). The domain under analysis is the HyMeX West Mediterranean (WMed) target area, using data assimilation tools developed for the Météo-France Arome-WMed NWP system. In this paper we introduce the data set, discuss results concerning the observation-background statistics, and present preliminary results on the impact of MWR data assimilation into NWP. © 2014 IEEE.

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DOI10.1109/MicroRad.2014.6878913