1. Overview. The aim of FASTER ( FA st-physics S ystem TE stbed and R esearch) is to evaluate and improve the parameterizations of fast physics (involving clouds, precipitation, aerosol) in numerical models using ARM measurements.
Ewan O’Connor1,2 ([email protected])
1 Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK
2 Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
3 Brookhaven National Laboratory
Establishment of an NWP testbed using ARM Data
4. Cloud fraction skill scores
2. Observed and NWP model cloud fraction
5. Forecast degradation
NCEP GFS model
ERA Interim Analyses
Met Office Global Model
3. Mean cloud fraction
Cloud fraction vs. omega at 500 mb
7. Cloud fraction forecasts: Has there been any improvement in the skill scores?