30th EWGLAM and 15th SRNWP meetings

6th -9th October 2008

Madrid, SPAIN


Monday, 6th October

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Opening by the President of AEMet, Francisco Cadarso Gonzalez
Consortia presentations (Chair: Bartolome Orfila)
9:15-9:30 ALADIN (Jean-Francois Geleyn)
9:30-9:45 COSMO (Marco Arpagaus)
9:45-10:00 HIRLAM (Jeanette Onvlee)
10:00-10:15 LACE (Dijana Klaric)
10:15-10:30 MetOffice (Mike Bush)
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00-11:30 ECMWF (Peter Bechtold)
Review talks (Detlev Majewski)
11:30-11:50 Bruce Macpherson: Review of activities in regional data assimilation
11:50-12:00 Claude Fischer: Review of observation impact studies
12:00-12:30 Pierre Benard: Review talk on dynamics
12:30-13:00 Sander Tijm: Review talk on physics
13:00-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00-14:30 Jeanette Onvlee: Review talk of link with applications
14:30-15:00 Tiziana Paccagnella: TIGGE-LAM: Multi-model short-range probabilistic forecasting - scientific objectives and practical possibilities
15:00-15:30 Clive Wilson (on behalf of Rachel North): Interoperability progress (review talk on system)
15:30-16:00 Jean-Francois Mahfouf: Review talk on surface issues
16:00-16:30 Clive Wilson: Review of verification activities and developments
16:30-17:00 COFFEE BREAK
17:00-18:00 Introduction to national posters (Chair: Peter Bechtold)
 Austria (Yong Wang)
 Belgium (Josette Vanderborght)
 Croatia (Stjepan Ivatek-Sahdan)
 Czech Republic (Alena Trojakova)
 Denmark (Xiaohua Yang)
 Finland (Carl Fortelius)
 France (Olivier Riviere)
 Germany (Detlev Majewski)
 Greece (Panagiotis Skrimizeas)
 Hungary (Gergely Boloni)
 Ireland (Jim Hamilton)
 Italy (Massimo Bonavita)
 The Netherlands (Gerard Cats)
 Norway (Trond Iversen)
 Poland: ALADIN group (Marek Jerczynski)
 Poland: COSMO group (Joanna Linkowska)
 Portugal (Victor Prior)
 Romania (Victor Pescaru)
 Slovakia (Michal Nestiak)
 Slovenia (Neva Pristov); 2
 Spain (Estrella Gutierrez-Marco)
 Sweden (Lars Meuller)
 Switzerland (Philippe Steiner)
 United Kingdom (Mike Bush)
18:00-19:00 Poster session

Tuesday, 7th October
8:30-10:30Session on data assimilation (Chair: Bruce Macpherson)
8:30-8:45Christoph Schraff: Status overview in COSMO
8:45-9:00Massimo Bonavita: Ensemble DA in regional NWP
9:00-9:20Claude Fischer: Recent developments in variational assimilation systems at Meteo-France and ALADIN partners
9:20-9.30Gergely Boloni: Recent activities and ambitions in LACE Data Assimilation
9:30-9:45Carlos Geijo: Recent observation impact studies with the HIRLAM 4DVAR assimilation algorithm
9:45-10:00Magnus Lindskog: HARMONIE DA
10:00-10:05Jean-Francois Caron: Accounting for Particular balance Properties Over Precipitation Areas within Variational Data Assimilation Systems (poster introduction)
10:05-10:10Bruce Macpherson: The ETDA plan
10:10-10:30Discussion (facilitator: Nils Gustafsson)
10:30-11:00COFFEE BREAK
11:00-13:00Session on dynamics (Chair: Mariano Hortal)
11:00-11:20Terry Davies: Lateral boundary conditions and variable resolution in the UM
11:20-11:40Filip Vana: Research and development in ALADIN and LACE groups
11:40-12:00Peter Bechtold: Common developments and studies in ECMWF and Meteo France groups
12:00-12:20Juan Simarro, Pierre Benard, Mariano Hortal, Agathe Untch: Some proposals about Vertical Finite Element discretisation in NH modelling
12:20-12:40Detlev Majewski: Status and plans of numerics in COSMO
12:40:12:45Kohei Aranami: Meso Scale Model and related R&D activities at the Japan Meteorological Agency (Introduction to poster)
13:00-14:00LUNCH BREAK
14:00-16:00Session on physics (Chair : Sander Tijm)
14:00-14:25Radmila Brozkova: ALARO physics; development of 3MT
14:25-14:50Sander Tijm and Carl Fortelius: Coupling of HIRLAM and Air Chemistry; new ideas on the stable boundary layer
14:50-15:15Valery Masson: ARPEGE/ALADIN and AROME physics developments
15:15-15:40Mike Bush: Physics developments in the Met Office regional NAE model and the mesoscale model
16:00-16:30COFFEE BREAK
16:30-18:30Session on verification (Chair: Clive Wilson)
16:30-16:50Adriano Raspanti: VERSUS - the new unified verification system in COSMO, present status and future plans
16:50-17:10Claude Fischer (on behalf of Joel Stein and Marielle Amodei): Deterministic and fuzzy verification methods applied to precipitation and brightness temperature forecasts by high resolution models
17:10-17:30Marco Arpagaus: Results with fuzzy verification methods with COSMO over Switzerland and Germany
17:30-17:50Carl Fortelius (on behalf of Pertti Nurmi, Sigbritt Nasman and Antonios Niros): QPF verification in River Catchments with the SAL measure
17:50-18:00Clive Wilson: Verification of precipitation forecasts over the UK
18:00-18:10Clive Wilson: Warnings verification - severe weather index

Wednesday, 8th October
8:15-8:35Steve Noyes: EUMETNET and SRNWP: update and some thoughts from the Executive Director
8:35-10:45Session on predictability (Chair: Tiziana Paccagnella)
8:35-8:50Detlev Majewski: The convection-permitting COSMO-DE EPS and PEPS at DWD
8:50-9:15Sarah Beare: Results from the MOGREPS Regional Ensemble - A Comparison of downscaled global perturbations versus perturbations from the ETKF for the regional ensemble
9:15-9:35Yong Wang: Research and development on LAEF
9:35-9:55Inger-Lise Frogner: EuroTEPS - targeted EPS for Europe
9:55-10:15Trond Iversen: Shaping GLAMEPS
10:15-10:30Carlos Santos: Predictability of precipitation with AEmet multimodel SREPS: assessment with high resolution observations
10:30-10:35Edit Hagel: The quasi-operational LAMEPS system of the Hungarian Meteorological Service (introduction to poster)
 Trygve Aspelien, Inger-Lise Frogner, Trond Iversen, Ole Vignes: Recent updates of the Norwegian operational LAMEPS (introduction to poster)
10:45-11:15COFFEE BREAK
11:15-13:15Session on surface (Chair : Jeanette Onvlee)
11:15-11:35Sander Tijm: Summary of the recent workshop on lake parameterization
11:35-11:55Valery Masson: Description and validation of the CANOPY scheme within SURFEX
11:55-12:15Maria Diez: Status on the CANARI analysis for HARMONIE
12:15-12:35Bruce Macpherson: Current developments on surface aspects at Met Office
12:35-12:55Jean-Francois Mahfouf: Main features of the latest version of SURFEX
13:15-14:15LUNCH BREAK
14:15-15:30EWGLAM final discussion (Chair: Claude Fischer)
15:30-Excursion to Toledo and dinner sponsored by CRAY Inc.

Thursday, 9th October
 SRNWP business meeting and Advisory Committee meeting
9:00-10:30SRNWP business meeting and minutes (chair: Andras Horanyi)
10:30-11:00COFFEE BREAK
11:00-13:00SRNWP Advisory Committee Meeting (for the heads of Consortia)
14:30-18:00ALADIN side event: joint LTM-CSSI meeting (only for ALADIN LTMs and CSSI members)