C-SRNWP Programme


Quarterly Report (1st of October, 2009 - 31st of December, 2009)





Prepared by:               Andras Horanyi, C-SRNWP PM


                                   Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ)

                                   1024 Budapest, Kitaibel Pal utca 1.




To:                              EUMETNET Coordination Office



Summary:                   The C-SRNWP Programme had been continued on the basis of the eight Expert Teams and on the regular correspondence of the Advisory Committee members.



Action required:          For information and comment



Distribution:                Public











28 February 2010

Andras Horanyi













1.   Headlines

The programme had been continued on the basis of the elements built in the previous periods especially as regards the eight Expert Teams and the Advisory Committee. The conclusions of the annual EWGLAM/SRNWP meeting were drawn and the reports of the meetings were compiled and distributed. Based on the initiative of the Expert Team on "surface and soil process (model and data assimilation)" several Services were approached in order to ask permission to obtain observational data from their specific sites for validating land-surface schemes of the SRNWP models. All the annual contribution fees were paid until the end of the year.


2.   Status of programme targets

The main activity of the C-SRNWP programme is the coordination between the five LAM Consortia in Europe (ALADIN, COSMO, HIRLAM, LACE and Met Office). The coordination is ensured by the eight Expert Teams (data assimilation and use of observations; diagnostics, validation and verification; dynamics and lateral boundary coupling; link with applications; physical parameterization: upper air; predictability and EPS; surface and soil processes: model and data assimilation; system aspects) established in 2008 and the regular contacts between the members of the SRNWP Advisory Committee.  Beside that two SRNWP-related programmes (responsible member: Met Office) are ongoing (their reports are prepared independently): SRNWP-I (Interoperability) and SRNWP-V (Verification).


2.1.     Expert Team issues

The Expert Teams continued their activities based on their respective workplans (which are available at the srnwp.met.hu webpage of the SRNWP programme). The Expert Team on "surface and soil processes (model and data assimilation)" initiated to collect observational data at various sites of Europe (Lindenberg in Germany, Capofiume in Italy, Cabauw in the Netherlands, Payerne in Switzerland, Toulouse in France and Sodankylaa in Finland) for the thorough validation of the SRNWP models' surface schemes. The C-SRNWP Programme Manager compiled and sent a letter to the respective Directors for asking the permission for the use of the observational data for validation purposes. All answers were positive and the work had been started to collect the data and build an interface for their access.


2.2       SRNWP Advisory Committee issues

The SRNWP Advisory Committee continued its activities through correspondence.


2.3 Links with the partners

The contribution fees were collected from all the members.


3.   Communication and cooperation

The Programme Manager attended several meetings on behalf of the programme, which were as follows:


4.   Benefits Delivery

None so far.


5.   Financial report





31 December 09








Income and Expenditure Statement













Year to date

Forecast revenue to end of year


Next year's revenue budget


Contributions from participating members


€ 35200


€ 34800




















Total revenue to date



Total Nxt Yr

€ 34800


Total Revenue to End of Year


€ 35200










Year to date

Forecast expenditure to end of year


Next year's expenditure budget


Staff costs

€ 30000

€ 30000


€ 30000


PM travel & subsistence

€ 6828

€ 6828


€ 5000














Total expenditure to date:

€ 36 828


Total Nxt Yr

€ 35000


Total Expenditure to  end of Yr


€ 36828










Surplus / Deficit to date

-€ 1628





Surplus / Deficit at end of year


-€ 1628




6.   Risks and issues

None to report.


7.   Programme change requests to Council

None to request.


8.   Outlook for rest of the year

Not applicable.