Meso-NH forecast system for COPS

The COPS (Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study) program is an international project aiming to make decisive progress in terms of quantitative precipitation forecasting (QPF). A key element of this programme is the organization of a 3-month international field campaign in summer 2007 in the Vosges, the Black Forest and the Swabian Jura. The area is particular prone to high convective precipitation in summer (50% of the days), including severe thunderstorms. In such a framework, since 1st July 2007 the Laboratoire d'Aérologie (UPS/CNRS) produced once a day 30-h MESO-NH forecasts using its own computer resources.

The picture below is an example of convective clouds that develop over the Black Forest (picture taken at 1740 UTC 18 July 2007).

Laboratoire d'Aérologie
AROME site for D-Phase
Last updated 19-07-2007. This page is maintained by Jean-Pierre Chaboureau (LA)