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An observation stragegy over the Atlantic. Presentation to SOT meeting Goa, India 26 Feb 2002 By François Gérard, Météo-France. European Meteorological Services. Organisations. Networking². ECMWF (Forecast). EUMETSAT (Space Observation). ECOMET (Data and products Exchange).

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an observation stragegy over the atlantic

An observation stragegy over the Atlantic

Presentation to SOT meeting

Goa, India 26 Feb 2002

ByFrançois Gérard, Météo-France

SOT - Goa - 2002

european co operations in meteorology

European Meteorological Services

Organisations

Networking²

ECMWF

(Forecast)

EUMETSAT

(Space

Observation)

ECOMET

(Data and

products

Exchange)

EUMETNET

EUCOS

(Ground basedobservation)

EGOS

(Oceanobservation)

WMO framework (Reqs, guidelines, etc)

European Co-operations in Meteorology

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what is eucos
What is EUCOS?
  • An observing system designed for the support of short-term GNWP (24-72h) over Europe ;
  • An evolutive system ;
    • Technical evolutions in ground based observation techniques ;
    • Expected space segment evolutions ;
    • Evolving requirements of GNWP
  • A mechanism for co-operative definition, implementation and operation of that observing system;
  • An implementation Programme (1999-2001) having led to the above through
    • observing system experiments and sensitivity studies,
    • cost benefit assessments,

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present o ceanic undersampling

26-12

2nd Storm

26-06

27-12

28-12

25-18

24

1st Storm

Present oceanic undersampling

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eucos extension over sensitive areas

TO

EUCOS extension over sensitive areas
  • HYPOTHESIS:
    • Addition of profileor level data in sensitive areas may improve efficiency of the system.
  • TOOLS:
    • Climatology of sensitive areas
    • Pilot projects (ASAP)
    • Ceiling : 5 M€/yr

EUCOS-0.5

Extension

with new profile and level data

in areas sensitive forweather predictionover Europe

Present system

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results for the north

Winter sensitivity maxima

confirmed

Maximum sensitivity layer :

700 – 400 hPa

WINTER, North

SUMMER, North

… Results for the North

Europeis alsoasensitive

Area !!

Eastward shift of maximum sensitivity patterns in summer

Towards an area also identified by case studies

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guidelines for eucos over the ocean
Guidelines for EUCOS over the Ocean
  • Increase significantly the number of profiles over the identified sensitive areas by :
    • Activating additional ASAP and AMDAR units :
      • From 3000 to 9000 TEMPSHIP messages….
      • Approx 5 000 000 AMDAR messages…
    • Developing of new observation strategies for these systems ;
  • Surface data (buoys, ships) to be maintained ;
  • Assess the operational feasibility of targeted observation :
    • Robotic aircraft demonstration (Aerosonde),
    • Stratospheric balloons;

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variable operation mode
Variable operation mode

MODE 2

MODE 2

MODE 3

MODE 3

MODE 1

EUCOS Programme

conclusion of the experiment
Conclusion of the experiment
  • Implementing-location dependent operations is feasible and recommended;
  • The E-ASAP ships are implementing this observation strategy;
  • Next steps :
    • Test a time dependent operations using targeting tools,
    • An experiment is planned under EUCOS for end 2002 or beginning of 2003

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surface observation today
Surface observation today

Need to co-ordinate and target surface observation

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surface pressure sensitivity north
Surface Pressure sensitivity North

SUMMER

WINTER

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eucos requirements
EUCOS requirements…
  • From NWP requirements
    • The signal of surface pressure is small on the average, but is likely to increase according to developments in data assimilation and physics modelling
  • Impact of data from buoys (and ships) on synoptic forecast is obvious on some cases
  • Results call for developing targeted observation from buoys :
    • Winter / Summer deployment ;
    • On request Activation / Desactivation ;
  • Targeted observation strategies to be developed

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conclusions
CONCLUSIONS
  • Sensitivity and impact studies enable to identify where to increase the observation effort over the Atlantic;
  • Implementing location-dependent observation from ships is feasible;
  • Time-sependent targeting has still to be demonstrated :
    • EUCOS studies programme;
    • THORPEX offers a framework;
  • Co-operation increases cost-efficiency of obs systems

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