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ECMWF Annual Seminar 2015 - Physical processes in present and future large-scale models

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The seminar is part of ECMWF's educational programme and is aimed at young scientists and scientists needing to update their knowledge in this area.
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Sep 01, 2015 08:30 AM to Sep 04, 2015 12:45 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
Reading (UK)
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Increasingly models are being developed and used at higher resolution. However, many physical processes remain unresolved and need to be parametrized. Even the highest-resolution limited area models still need a parametrized representation of shallow convection, turbulence, microphysics, radiation and land surface processes. Schemes for deep convection and sub-grid orography will still be needed in the foreseeable future for global NWP and climate models.

The seminar will give an overview of the relevant issues. Emphasis will be on the understanding, observation and representation of processes across scales. This is particularly relevant at very high-resolution where part of the process, e.g. convection and small scale orography, is resolved.

Each process will be covered by few lectures in which fundamentals, parameterization and impact of the process will be presented in a pedagogical way. Additional topics are: the role of physical processes in data assimilation, verification and the representation of uncertainty in ensemble systems.

This seminar is free to participants from the ECMWF's Member and Co-operating States. We will charge a registration fee (see below) for any other applicants.

The seminar is open to a maximum of 100 participants. In the event that we are oversubscribed we will limit the number of participants to two per organisation.


Detailed programme




Programme co-ordinator: Dr Anton Beljaars

Seminar administration: Karen Clarke