PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS

Proposer institutions

Participating institutions

Collaborator and advisor institutions

 

Institution

ARPA-Servizio Meteorologico Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Role in MEDEX

Participant institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Carlo Cacciamani, c.cacciamani@smr.arpa.emr.it , head of Weather Forecasting
Tiziana Paccagnella,
t.paccagnella@smr.arpa.emr.it, head of Numerical Modelling

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Numerical experiments
Data provider
Climatological study
Conceptual models

Available non-internationally distributed data

Real time and 15 years archive of GTS and non-GTS observations
LAMBO predictions
since 1993

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

LAMBO (hydrostatic)
LOKAL-MODELL (non-hydrostatic, in development)

Data assimilation

Nudging technique (surface and upper-air parameters)

Other

 

 

Institution

ARPA Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Osservatorio Meteorologico Regionale, Italy

Role in MEDEX

Participant institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Stefano Micheletti, stefano.micheletti@osmer.fvg.it

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Data provider
Conceptual models

Available non-internationally distributed data

Non-GTS ground data
RADAR data

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Atmospheric Physics Group, Dpt. of Physics, Univ. of Ferrara, Italy

Role in MEDEX

Participant institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Franco Prodi, prodi@fe.infn.it

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Centro de Desenvolvement Sostible (MeteoGalicia), Spain (jointly with University of Santiago de Compostela)

Role in MEDEX

Participant Institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Vicente Pérez Muñuzuri, uscfmvpm@cesga.es 

Other contacts

Beatriz Hervella, bea.hervella@meteogalicia.usc.es 

Main duties in MEDEX

Dynamical diagnosis through numerical simulation
Impact of data and data assimilation

Conceptual models for forecasters
Data provider

Available non-internationally distributed data

22 non-GTS ground data (automatic stations)

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

MM5 and ARPS

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Centro di Ricerca in Monitoraggio Ambientale (CIMA), Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy

Role in MEDEX

Participant Institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Giorgio Roth, giorgio@cima.unige.it

Other contacts

Franco Siccardi, franco@cima.unige.it
Roberto Rudari, rr@cima.unige.it

Main duties in MEDEX

Targeted observayions
Hydrological and social impact evaluation

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Cyprus Meteorological Service

Role in MEDEX

Participant institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Silas Michaelides, cssilas@ucy.ac.cy, Met. Office, Lamaka Airport, Cyprus

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Department of Astronomy and Meteorology, University of Barcelona, Spain

Role in MEDEX

Participant institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Maria-Carmen Llasat, carmell@am.ub.es

Other contacts

Tomeu Rigo, trigo@am.ub.es 

Main duties in MEDEX

Numerical experiments
Systematic /climatological study
Conceptual models

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

HIRLAM/INM

Data assimilation

 

Other

Information about flood events, mainly in Catalonia

 

Institution

Dirección General de la Marina Mercante, Spain

Role in MEDEX

Collaborator institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Juan Antonio ALONSO Bernal, jaalonso@mfom.es, Tráfico, Seguridad y Contaminación Marítima

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Collaboration as a end user (marine traffic and safety)
Information on marine navigation high impacts

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Dirección General de Protección Civil, Spain

Role in MEDEX

Collaborator institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Mercedez ARRANZ Lozano, marranz@procivil.mir.es, Programa de Riesgos Naturales

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Collaboration as a end user (civil defence)
Information on societal high impacts

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Dipartimento Servizi Tecnizi Nazionali, Presidencia Consiglio Ministri (DSTN, PCM), Italy

Role in MEDEX

Participant institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Antonio Speranza, antonio.speranza@dstn.it, DSTN, Rome

Other contacts

Mauro Bencivenga, mauro.bencivenga@dstn.it, DSTN, Rome
Stefano.Corsini, stefano.corsini@dstn.it, DSTN, Rome
Franco Guiducci, franco.guiducci@dstn.it, DSTN, Rome
Antonio De Venere, antonio.devenere@dstn.it, DSTN, Rome

Main duties in MEDEX

Monitoring of events
Numerical experiments
Data provider

Available non-internationally distributed data

Weather automatic stations
Pluviometric stations
Wave buoys
Automatic tide gauges

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

HR-BoLAM 0.3° (pre-operational)
VHR-BoLAM 0.1° (pre-operational)
WAM 0.1° (pre-operational)

Data assimilation

Research activity started recently

Other

Possible impact evaluation through Civil Defence in the INTERREG II C European Program

 

Institution

Direction de la Météorologie Nationale (DMN), morocco

Role in MEDEX

Participant Institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Abdalah Mokssit, mokssit@mtpnet.gov.ma, Chef du Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques (CNRM)

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Egyptian Meteorological Authority

Role in MEDEX

Participant institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Abdellatif Esawy Awwad, latif@nwp.gov.eg

Other contacts

Adel Awad, adel@mic1.nwp.gov.eg 

Main duties in MEDEX

Numerical modelling
Data provider (??)

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Hydrometeorological Service, Republic of Macedonia

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Rada Avramovska, rada.avramovska@meteo.gov.mk , Head of Weather Forecasting Department, Skopje

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Institut National de la Météorologie, Tunisia

Role in MEDEX

Participant institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Ammar Ouali, ouali@meteo.nat.tn

Other contacts

Abdelwaheb Nmiri, nmiri@meteo.nat.tn

Main duties in MEDEX

Data provider
Conceptual models

Available non-internationally distributed data

Complementary surface network

Possible added observations or platforms

Radar data
If resources: additional soundings

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Instituto Nacional de Meteorología (INM)

Role in MEDEX

Proposer institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Agustí Jansà, jansa@inm.es, CMTIBAL, Palma de Mallorca

Other contacts

Milagros Garcia-Pertierra, pertierr@inm.es, Civil Defence and Marine service, Madrid
Ana Genovés, genoves@inm.es, CMTIBAL, Permanent centre for monitoring events and climatological study, Palma de Mallorca
Luis
López-Cotín, l.cotin@inm.es, CMTANDOC, SAF-nowcasting, Sevilla
Bartolomé Orfila, orfila@inm.es, Modelling area, Madrid
Jose-Antonio Garcia-Moya, j.garciamoya@inm.es, Modelling area, Madrid
Angel Rivera, rivera@inm.es, Forecasting area, Madrid

Main duties in MEDEX

Initial co-ordination
Permanent centre for monitoring of events
Numerical experiments
Conceptual models
Data provider

Available non-internationally distributed data

200 weather automatic stations
4000 pluviometric stations
Radar network, with doppler capability
(15 stations)
Lighting network

Possible added observations or platforms

Enhanced radiosounding frequency (in 2-4 stations)
1 on board ASAP
1 transitory radiosounding station
(in Melilla?)
Experimental MSG products from the SAF-Nowcasting
Possible AMDAR data

Available NWP models

HIRLAM/INM 0.5° (operational)
HIRLAM/INM 0.2° (operational)
HIRLAM/INM 0.1° (experimental)
Possible: MESO-NH (experimental)

Data assimilation

Presently: O.I. analysis
Foreseen: 3D-VAR data assimilation

Other

Possible impact evaluation through Civil Defence and Marine Safety authorities

 

Institution

Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima ISAC-CNR                                         

Role in MEDEX

Proposer institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Andrea Buzzi, A.Buzzi@isac.cnr.it, ISAC, Bologna

Other contacts

Piero Malguzzi, P.Malguzzi@isac.cnr.it
Maurizio Fantini, M.Fantini@isac.cnr.it

Alberto Mugnai, a.mugnai@isac.cnr.it 

Main duties in MEDEX

Research in Meteorology (observation, dynamics, modelling, data assimilation)
Possible: Observational contributions (regarding satellite data processing, surface observations)

Available non-internationally distributed data

NOAA and Meteosat data archives

Possible added observations or platforms

Possible surface and PBL observation facilities

Available NWP models

BoLAM model (developed at ISAO and used operationally at sites in Italy and Greece)

Data assimilation

Research activity started recently

Other

 

 

Institution

Israel Meteorological Service (IMS) jointly with Tel Aviv University (TAU)

Role in MEDEX

Proposer institution (Supporting document)(second doc)

Main contact

Pinhas Alpert, pinhas@cyclone.tau.ac.il, Tel Aviv Univ.

Other contacts

Ilan Seter, setteri@ims.gov.il , Senior Director of IMS's R&D and Engineering Branch
Krichak Shimon,
shimon@cyclone.tau.ac.il, Tel Aviv Univ.

Main duties in MEDEX

Numerical experiments (TAU/IMS)
Conceptual models (TAU/IMS)
Data provider (IMS)

Available non-internationally distributed data

All data from IMS archives

Data from IMS observing platforms, i.e. high resolution radiosonde data from the Bet Dagan station, Doppler weather radar, low altitude profiler (RADIAN), satellite data, and data from Automatic Station Network

Possible added observations or platforms

See above +
possible use of GPS humidity data

Available NWP models

IMS: Eta model (0.5 deg. horizontal resolution, 32 levels, including dust package)
IMS: MM5 V3 model (3 nested grids 60, 20 and 10 km   horizontal resolution, 27 levels)

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Hellenic National Meteorological Service, Greece

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Flora Gofa, fgofa@hnms.gr , Athens

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Malta International Airport Meteorological Office, Malta

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Saviour Porter, saviour.porter@maltairport.com 

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

MeteoCat, Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya

Role in MEDEX

Participant institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Eliseu Vilaclara, evilaclara@correu.gencat.es, SMC, Barcelona

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Numerical experiments 
Conceptual models  
Data provider  

Available non-internationally distributed data

Non-GTS Radiosounding in Barcelona
Weather RADAR
Data from Automatic Station Network
Data from buoys

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

MASS meteorological model
WAM wave model

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Meteo-France

Role in MEDEX

Proposer/ participating institution (Supporting document)(second doc)

Main contact

Philippe Arbogast, philippe.arbogast@meteo.fr

Other contacts

Bruno Joly, Bruno.Joly@meteo.fr 

Main duties in MEDEX

Sensitivity studies
Data provider

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Meteorological and Hydrological Service, Croatia

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contacts

Kreso Pandzic, pandzic@cirus.dhz.hr, Assistant Director for R&D of Croatian MHS
Branka Picek,
picek@cirus.dhz.hr, Tech. Repr. of Croatia in MEDEX

Other contacts

Milan Hodzic, hodzic@cirus.dhz.hr, MHS Marine Meteorological Center at Split
Marijan Tadin,
tadin@cirus.dhz.hr, MHS Marine Meteorological Center at Split

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

All available data in MHS archives and in real time

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Meteorological Department, Syrian Arab Republic

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Mohamed Al Naahas, fax: 963 11 662 0553, Damascus

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Meteorological Institute - IM, Portugal

Role in MEDEX

Participating Institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Renato A. Carvalho, Renato.Carvalho@meteo.pt

Other contacts

Luis Filipe Nunes, luis.nunes@meteo.pt

Main duties in MEDEX

Data provider

Available non-internationally distributed data

Surface network
Aerological network

Possible added observations or platforms

Mobile sounding system (MARWIN)

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Meteorological Office, U.K.

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Adrian S. Broad, mailto:asbroad@meto.uk

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Data provider
Numerical experiments

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

Extra observations (surface and upper air, from Gibraltar and Cyprus)
If financial support is available, research aircraft

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Meteo-Swiss / Meteo-Svizzera

Role in MEDEX

Participating Institution (Initial supporting document; confirmation)

Main contact

Fosco Spinedi, Fosco.Spinedi@meteosvizzera.ch, Meteo-Svizzera, Locarno-Monti

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Data provider

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Meteotrentino, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Istituto Agrario di S. Michele, Italy

Role in MEDEX

Participating Institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Roberto Barbiero, roberto.barbiero@provincia.tn.it

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Data provider 

Available non-internationally distributed data

80 meteorological stations
C-band doppler RADAR on Mt. Macaion

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Christo Georgiev, Christo.Georgiev@meteo.bg, Forecasting Department, NIMH

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Data provider
Conceptual models

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

National Observatory of Athens

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Vassiliki Kotroni, kotroni@env.meteo.noa.gr, NOA, Athens

Other contacts

Konstantinos Lagouvardos, lagouvar@galaxy.meteo.noa.gr, NOA, Athens
Dimitris Lalas, lalas@env.meteo.noa.gr, NOA, Athens

Main duties in MEDEX

Numerical experiments
Conceptual models
Data provider

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

Mobile Doppler X-band dual polarization weather radar
Disdrometer and 20 rain gauges for eventual targeted observations
Network of lightning detectors

Available NWP models

BoLAM-2000 (hydrostatic model - operational)
MM5 (non-hydrostatic model - operational)

Data assimilation

4DDA implemented in MM5 model

Other

 

 

Institution

Office National de la Météorologie, Algeria

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Bachir HAMADACHE, hamadache@meteo.dz
Abdelhafidh TERCHI, terchi@meteo.dz

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Numerical experiments
Conceptual models
Data provider

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

ROSHYDROMET: Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Russia

Role in MEDEX

Participant institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Natalia Chakina, chakina@rhmc.mecom.ru 

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Servizio Agrometeorologico Regionale della Sardegna

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Alessandro Delitala, delitala@sar.sardegna.it
Piero Chessa, chessa@sar.sardegna.it

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Numerical experiments
Conceptual models
Data provider

Available non-internationally distributed data

50 non-GTS weather stations

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

BoLAM

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Turkish Meteorological Service

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Preliminary supporting document)

Main contact

Ali Umran Komuscu, aukomuscu@meteor.gov.tr

Other contacts

Meral Demirtas, mdemirtas@meteor.gov.tr
Bulent Yagcibyagci@meteor.gov.tr

Main duties in MEDEX

Model Simulation/Numerical Experiments

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

Hydrostatic Eta/NCEP Regional Model

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Ufficio Generale per la Meteorologia, Centro Nazionale di Meteorologia e Climatologia Aeronautica, Italy

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Alessandro Fuccello, alessandro.fuccello@inwind.it

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

 

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) (Balearic Islands University, Spain)

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

Climent Ramis, dfscrn0@ps.uib.es, UIB, Palma de Mallorca

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

Numerical experiments
Conceptual models

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

Staff in field campaigns, if needed

Available NWP models

HIRLAM/INM
MM5

Data assimilation

 

Other

 

 

Institution

U.S. Navy - Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Role in MEDEX

Participating institution (Supporting document)

Main contact

James D. Doyle, doyle@nrlmry.navy.mil

Other contacts

 

Main duties in MEDEX

 

Available non-internationally distributed data

 

Possible added observations or platforms

 

Available NWP models

COAMPS - Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System

Data assimilation

COAMPS - Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System

Other

 

 

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Activities of the

Permanent centre for monitoring of events

State of the procedure (in West Mediterranean)

Detection, description and tracking of surface cyclones (based on HIRLAM – and ECMWF? - analysis archives)

Objective detection and selection of cyclones from objective analyses

Ready to run

Surface cyclone morfological description (location, size, vorticity, circulation, ...)

Ready to run

Surface cyclone tracking

Ready to run

3D cyclone structure of the surface cyclones (vertical depth, morfology at different levels, thermal and humidity structure)

Almost ready to run

Potential factors of cyclogenesis associated to the surface cyclones (vertical profile of vorticity advection, thermal advection, relative location regarding mountains, latent heat release, ...)

In preparation

Calendar of high impact weather events (partially based on network of data providers)

Summarising and listing high impact weather events (high rainfall and wind gust values, societal impacts)

Network of data providers not complete yet

Basic documentation of selected cases (main analysed fields, satellite pictures, ...)

Ready to run

Types of situation

Clustering cyclone features to get types of cyclones

Initial approaches

Crossing cyclone and high impact weather events information to get types of cyclones producing high impact weather

Initial approaches

 

Model characteristics

(pre-operational version)

HR-BoLAM – 0.3°

Simulation domain

Northwest corner: 50oN, 10oW

Northeast corner: 50oN, 38oE

Southwest corner: 26oN, 10oW

Southeast corner: 26oN, 38oE

Computational grid

D x: 0.3º longitude; about 30 km. NI: 161

D y: 0.3º latitude; about 30 km. NJ: 81

D p: sigma co-ordinates. NK: 40

 

Model characteristics

(pre-operational version)

VHR-BoLAM – 0.1°

Simulation domain

Northwest corner: 47oN, 7oW

Northeast corner: 47oN, 35oE

Southwest corner: 30oN, 7oW

Southeast corner: 30oN, 35oE

Computational grid

D x: 0.1º longitude; about 10 km. NI: 429

D y: 0.1º latitude; about 10 km. NJ: 171

D p: sigma co-ordinates. NK: 40

 

Model characteristics

(operational version)

HIRLAM/ INM – 0.5°

Simulation domain

Northwest corner: 65oN, 66.5oW

Northeast corner: 65oN, 30.0oE

Southwest corner: 15.5oN, 66.5oW

Southeast corner: 15.5oN, 30.0oE

Computational grid

D x: 0.5º longitude; about 55 km. NI: 194

D y: 0.5º latitude; about 43 km. NJ: 100

D p: about 25 hPa; hybrid co-ordinates. NK: 31

Initial fields

ECMWF Uninitialized Analysis

Coupling fields

ECMWF Uninitialized Analysis every 6 hours

Physical parameterisation

 

Large-scale precipitation

Yes (explicit cloud water prediction –Sundqvist- )

Convective precipitation

Yes (Sundqvist)

Radiation

Yes (Savijarvi-Sass)

Turbulence

Yes (Louis)

Surface boundary layer

Yes (Louis)

Horizontal diffusion

Yes (fourth order implicit scheme)

Vertical diffusion

Yes (Monin-Obukov)

Top absorbing layer

No

Orography treatment

No (mean orography)

Subgrid scale orography

Yes (effective roughness length)