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HyMeX Workshop on Drought and Water Resources - 5-6 April 2016, Zaragoza, Spain
Posted 19.02.2016

  • The aim of this workshop is to enhance the scientific work of the HyMeX Water Resources and Drought Science Team. The meeting will be held at the central office of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Zaragoza. The main objectives are to present the state-of-the-art in drought and water resources research, coordinate and strengthen the HyMeX community in this area and discuss the future lines of work.
    Please note the abstract submission deadline of March 11, 2016 as the attendance will be limited to 40 participants. More details will be posted on the workshop page: http://www.hymex.org/drought-wr-workshop
    Contacts: Jan Polcher (LMD), Pere Quintana-Segui (O. Ebre)

  • SAETTA lightning detection network
    Posted 19.02.2016

  • The SAETTA lightning detection network http://www.obs-mip.fr/corsica/Observations/SAETTA) is in its second year of operation within the CORSiCA Observatory. Several technical interventions have been performed on the 12 SAETTA stations on site and in laboratory. A preliminary quality control of the SAETTA data confirms the rather good behaviour of the SAETTA stations and the high quality of the lightning reconstructions. Several analysis at flash and storm scales are underway. The 2015 year was characterized by a larger number of storms occuring over the Corsican relief compared to the year 2014, with a series of 4-day lightning activity episods, including the one with casualties that occurred on June 2015, the 10th. The high spatio-temporal observations of the SAETTA network not only pinpoint the location of the different stages of the convective clouds, but also provide a unique insight on the dynamics and microphysics of the parent clouds).
    The operation of the SAETTA network and the analysis of the SAETTA data are supported by CTC through a CPER-FEDER fund, MISTRALS through the HyMeX program, by Laboratoire d'Aerologie, and by CNES-TOSCA through the project SOLID.
    Contacts: Eric Defer, Sylvain Coquillat, Dominique Lambert (Laboratoire d'Aerologie)

  • Joint HyMeX-Baltic Earth Workshop - 5-6 November 2015, Rome, Italy
    Posted 19.10.2015

  • The first joint HyMeX-Baltic Earth workshop on regional climate system modelling for the European sea regions will take place at ENEA next 5-6 November. The workshop aims to contribute to the understanding of regional energy, momentum, water, and matter fluxes and their effects on the regional climate using observations and Regional Climate System Models (RCSMs) encompassing processes in the atmosphere, land, sea, and anthroposphere. The workshop will be focussed on European seas and their catchment areas like the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea and Arctic Ocean.
    See: Baltic-earth.eu/rome2015
    Contact: Gianmaria Sannino (ENEA)

  • MISTRALS International Conference - 20-22 October 2015, Marseilles, France
    Updated 19.10.2015

  • This mid-term conference of the meta-programme MISTRALS (Mediterranean Integrated Studies at Regional and Local Scales) is a significant moment for the actions already implemented, like HyMeX and sister programmes, and their future orientations.
    More on the conference website: MISTRALS International Conference 2015

  • 9th HyMeX Workshop - 21-25 September 2015, Mykonos Island, Greece
    Updated 19.10.2015

  • The 9th HyMeX Workshop took place from 21 to 25 September 2015, in Mykonos Island, Greece, hosted by the National Observatory of Athens. Besides the presentations of the latest scientific results through communications and posters, the programme included a 5-year review and many discussions on the work plan for the next 5 years.
    The workshop programme with the presentations and posters are available under the workshop section.

  • 9th HyMeX Workshop - 3rd circular
    Updated 08.06.2015

  • The 9th HyMeX Workshop will take place from 21 to 25 September 2015, in Mykonos Island, Greece.
    It will be organized by the National Observatory of Athens at Saint-John hotel. More information in the 3rd workshop circular.
    Registration is now open. See: 9th HyMeX workshop.
    Looking forward to meeting you in Mykonos.
    Contacts: Vassiliki Kotroni and Kostas Lagouvardos (NOA)

  • MISTRALS International Conference, Marseille (France), Oct. 20-22 2015
    Updated 29.04.2015

  • This Mid-term symposium of he meta-program MISTRALS is a sigificant moment for its already implemented actions including the HyMeX program, and the future orientations of MISTRALS.
    Conference 1st circular

  • Atmospheric electricity SOP1 overview paper published in AMT
    Updated 10.02.2015

  • The overview paper of the PEACH project, the atmospheric electricity component of HyMeX, and instruments has been published in AMT. During HyMeX SOP1 from 5 September to 6 November 2012, PEACH has deployed and operated a series of instruments, in conjunction with four European operational lightning locating systems (ATDnet, EUCLID, LINET, ZEUS), to observe the lightning activity over the northwestern Mediterranean at flash, storm and regional scales, building a comprehensive data set to understand and characterize continental and maritime thunderstorms in the area. See "An overview of the lightning and atmospheric electricity observations collected in southern France during the HYdrological cycle in Mediterranean EXperiment (HyMeX), Special Observation Period 1" by Defer et al. in the HyMeX publication list.
    Contact: Eric Defer (LERMA, Observatoire de Paris & CNRS)

  • Third fall hydrological field campaign successfully completed as part of HyMeX EOP
    Posted 06.01.2015

  • From September 1, to December 15, 2014, a third fall hydrological field campaign has been performed. Instrumentation deployed on the Gard and Ardeche watersheds complemented with on-alert measurements (sampling of flood events for geochemistry analysis, gauging of flooding rivers, soil moisture measurements, field observations of runoff) guided from a permanent monitoring of the hydrometeorological situations (see sop.hymex.org) have allowed to extensively document some of the many events affecting the North-Western Mediterranean watersheds over the period, especially the events of 14-20.09, 09-13.10, 03-04.11, 14-15.11, and 27-29.11.2014. Hydrological post-event surveys have been conducted showing exceeded historical reference floods in some areas. Social surveys will also be carried out to document crisis behavioral responses during flood events.
    Contact: Isabelle Braud (IRSTEA)

  • Hydrological EOP overview paper published in HESS
    Updated 24.10.2014

  • The article depicting the observation and modelling stategy implemented over the French watersheds for the monitoring, understanding and modelling of flash-floods has been published in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. See "Multi-scale hydrometeorological observation and modelling for flash-flood understanding" by Braud et al. in HyMeX publication list.
    Contact: Isabelle Braud (IRSTEA)

  • 8th International HyMeX Workshop - 15-18 September 2014, Valletta, Malta
    Updated 24.10.2014

  • The 8th HyMeX workshop was successfully held from 15 to 18 September 2014 at the University of Malta, Valletta Campus, Malta. More information about the workshop, including the posters and presentations in pdf, are avaibable in the workshops section.

  • MedCORDEX simulations available to the HyMeX database users
    Posted 28.08.2014

  • The HyMeX Science Team working in regional climate modelling, also known as the MedCORDEX initiative, is pleased to announce the release of the simulation database hosted at ENEA for all the HyMeX users. The database includes evaluation runs for which the Regional Climate Models (RCMs) are driven by the ECMWF ERA-Interim reanalysis (1979-2013) as well as historical and scenario runs downscaling CMIP5 GCMs (1950-2100) and following the RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 scenarios. Anyone having registered to the MISTRALS/HyMeX database can fully access the MedCORDEX database. At the moment the database is made of nearly 100,000 netcdf data files which occupy 2 Tb of data.
    The use of this data is strongly encouraged. http://www.medcordex.eu
    Contacts: Emanuele Lombardi (ENEA), Paolo Ruti (ENEA), Samuel Somot (CNRM).

  • HyMeX BAMS papers published
    Posted 28.08.2014

  • The two overview papers on HyMeX and HyMeX SOP1 have been published in the July issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. For details, see HyMeX publication list.

  • 3rd international MedCORDEX workshop 26-27-28th of May, 2014, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
    Posted 18.04.2014

  • The 3rd international workshop dedicated to the MED-CORDEX initiative will be held in Palaiseau, near Paris, on 26-28 May 2014. It is the opportunity for the international MED-CORDEX community to be gathered to present and discuss key scientific results focussing on the modelling of the Mediterranean regional climate, present and future, and to discuss the future priorities for the phase II of MED-CORDEX. During these 3 days, six scientific sessions will be proposed to present a wide range of scientific issues. They will be completed by small-group round tables to discuss specific points and by plenary discussions. Valorization, fundings opportunities, future priority research will then be addressed.
    See this page for agenda and more informations

  • HyMeX articles in BAMS
    Updated 26.11.2013

  • Two overview papers on HyMeX have recently been submitted to the BAMS journal: the first one by Drobinski et al. describes the overall HyMeX programme, the second one by Ducrocq et al. gives a presentation of SOP1. The preliminary version of the article on SOP1 is already on line at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00244.1. The final published version will be accessible under the same doi (10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00244.1). The revised version of the overview article is available (restricted access) through the following link: BAMS HyMeX.

  • HyMeX 7th International workshop - 7-10 October 2013, Cassis, France
    Updated 31.05.2013

  • HyMeX International Scientific Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the programme's 7th workshop will take place from 7 to 10 October 2013 in Cassis, France, at the congress center Oustau Calendal.A total of 145 contributions have been received for oral and poster presentations from which the workshop programme is currently being drafted. All information about the workshop is available under the Workshops section.Looking forward to meeting you in Cassis.
    See also the workshop second circular.

  • HyMeX SOPs' debriefing workshop - 15-17 April 2013, Toulouse, France
    Updated 31.05.2013

  • Following HyMeX Special Observation Periods 1 (Sept.-Nov. 2012) and 2 (Feb.-March 2013), a 3-day debriefing workshop was held in Toulouse, 15-17 April 2013. The workshop gathered 130 participants at the International Conference Centre of Météo-France to get an overview of the field operations, review the situations documented during the IOPs, the datasets available, and opportunities of further collaborative studies within the working groups.
    More informations here.

  • HyMeX Second Special Observation Period to start in the North-Western Mediterranean
    Posted 30.01.2013

  • HyMeX Second Special Observation Period - SOP2, scheduled from February 1 to March 15 2013 is dedicated to strong wind events and their impact on the ocean mixed layer, dense water formation and ocean convection. Deployments will focus on the area of the Gulf of Lions under the influence of Mistral and Tramontane. Research vessel Tethys II and buoy tender Le Provence are already at sea to deploy Argo floats, drifters and buoys. Research vessel Le Suroît will set sail on Saturday from Toulon within the framework of the MerMex-DeWEX Dense Water formation EXperiment -also part of the metaprogramme MISTRALS- to perform CTD casts in the basin from February 2 to 22. The operations will also involve gliders, SAFIRE ATR-42, boundary layer balloons, radiosoundings and the wind profiler network set for SOP1. HyMeX SOP2 is funded by CNRS, Meteo-France, ANR and CNES.
    Picture: Visualisation of means at sea incl. 4 of the glider lines, routes of the ships Tethys II and Le Provence, together with AROME-WMed forecasted 10m winds.

  • SOP1: Second month of field campaign
    Posted 31.10.2012

  • During the second month of the HyMeX field campaign, five Intensive Observation Periods dedicated to heavy precipitation events have been performed: IOP12 (11-12 Oct.) over Central Italy, Balearic Islands, Valencia and Catalonia, IOP13 (15-16 Sept.) over Ligury-Toscany, Central Italy and Northeast Italy, IOP15 over Catalonia, Valencia, Balearic Islands and Cévennes-Vivarais, IOP16 (25-29 Oct.) over Catalonia, Cévennes-Vivarais, Ligury-Toscany and Central Italy, IOP18 (30 Oct.-1 Nov.) over Corsica, Balearic Islands, Central Italy , Northeast Italy, Cévennes-Vivarais. IOP14 (17-19 Sept.) was dedidated to orographic precipitation over Cévennes-Vivarais and IOP9 (2 Oct.) and IOP 17 (29 Oct.) have been dedicated to the calibration and validation of water vapour and aerosol lidars.

  • SOP1: One month of field campaign
    Posted 03.10.2012

  • Within this first month of the HyMeX field campaign, four Intensive Observation Periods dedicated to heavy precipitation events have been performed: IOP2 (12 Sept.) over Northeast Italy, IOP6 (23-24 Sept.) over Southeastern France and North Italy, IOP7 (26 Sept.) over Southeastern France, and IOP8 (28-29 Sept.) over Spain and Southern France. In addition, several IOPs have been carried out for the calibration and validation of water vapour and aerosol lidars and microphysical retrievials of radars installed over the Cévennes-Vivarais site.
    The picture shows the instruments -swell recorder, CTD sampler, radiosounding bench- on board the buoy tender « Provence » ready for its first IOP, IOP7a, on 25 Sept. 2012, early in the morning.

  • HyMeX IOP2
    Posted 14.09.2012

  • The second intensive observation period (IOP2) of HyMeX SOP1 has occurred on Wednesday 12 September 2012. The scientific objectives of this IOP was the documentation of heavy precipitation and floods over Nort-Eastern Italy and orographic precipitation over the Ligury-Tuscany region. Moisture was brought by southeasterly flow over the Adriatic Sea and southwesterly flow over the Tyrrhenian Sea. In the Friuli Venezia region, 24-h cumulated precipitation exceeded 100 mm, and even reached 160mm in Sella Chianzutan. During this IOP2, the French ATR-42 with the water vapor lidar LEANDRE-2 on board, made a large square track from Bastia over the Tyrrhenian Sea, Alpine foothills and Adriatic Sea documenting the moist inflows. The French and Italian precipitation radars provided quicklooks for the near-real time guidance of the ATR-42. The German Do128 performed two flights in the morning and afternoon at different heights along the Northern and Eastern coast of Corsica, to document fluxes over the Ligurian Sea. After the passage of the front, precipitation shifted East towards Slovenia and the Croatian coast. During the same day, thunderstorms with intense rain rates also affected the Central Italy region, the North of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. A tornado also affected the sanctuary of Lluc in Mallorca in the late evening.

  • HyMeX first IOP
    Posted 13.09.2012

  • The first intensive observation period (IOP) of HyMeX SOP1 has occurred on Tuesday 11 September 2012. The scientific objectives of this IOP was the documentation of orographic precipitation over the Cevennes. Indeed, in Southern France, scattered deep convection developed early in the afternoon over the Southern slope of the Massif Central, at the convergence between a light south-easterly flow from the Mediterranean and a light westerly flow from the Atlantic associated with a cold front. The two French aircrafts flew on that day. The ATR-42 with water vapor lidar LEANDRE-2 on board made hexagonal track around the developing convective clusters to document humidity feeding and environmental microphysics. The Flacon-20 with cloud radar RASTA and microphysics sensors on board flew in the cloudy regions of the storms. A boundary layer quasi-Lagrangian balloon launched the previous day from Menorca, drifted slowly in the southerly marine flow towards the coast. The flight was stopped before reaching land. Radiosoundings and ground lidar measurements took also place in the Candillargues supersite.

    A second IOP took place on Wednesday 12 September 2012 to document a heavy precipitation event that occurred in the North-Eastern Italy and the orographic precipitation that occurred in the Ligury-Tuscany region. More details will follow here and on the SOP webpage...

  • HyMeX special observation period (SOP) started
    Posted 05.09.2012

  • The HyMeX special observation period (SOP) dedicated to heavy precipitation and flash flooding has just begun. Involved teams had not very relaxing summer vacation, with instrumentation to deploy, last minute problems to solve, chain of decision to test. But at the end, all was ready (or nearly). The first briefing was held on September 4th with a successful communication test between the primary operation center in La Grande Motte near Montpellier (France) and the remote centers in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), L'Aquila (Italy) and San Giuliano (Corsica). On this first day of HyMeX SOP, heavy rain occurred in Minorca, in Eastern Corsica and Eastern Central Italy producing damages locally. The forecaster on duty provided a very clear overview of the upcoming weather situation. He used satellite imagery and a number of quicklooks from forecast model runs by operational weather services but also research institutes involved in HyMeX (see HyMeX SOP web server at http://sop.hymex.org). Finally he did not announce severe weather before a week. Updated news will be posted regularly.

  • HyMeX-TTM3 MedCORDEX workshop, 28-30 March 2012, Toulouse, France
    Posted 22.02.2012

  • The Regional Climate Modelling task in HyMeX, TTM3, and the MedCORDEX initiative try to define a common framework for high-resolution and multi-component Regional Climate Models dedicated to the study of the Mediterranean. The workshop to be held from 28 to 30 March in Météo-France, Toulouse, will aim to: i) review the TTM3 and MedCORDEX modelling platforms and runs, ii) design the multi-model intercomparison, iii) discuss the modelling exercise for the HyMeX observing period, iv) discuss the first results from the model runs, v) organise multi-model evaluation, and vi) enhance model improvement within TTM3. All the modelling, analysing and evaluating teams involved in HyMeX and MedCORDEX are welcome.
    Contacts: Miguel Gaertner (UCLM, Spain), Gianmaria Sannino (ENEA, Italy) and Samuel Somot (CNRM, France)
  • See this page for agenda and more informations

    Post-flood survey in the Magra River, Italy, 13-17 February 2012
    Posted 22.02.2012

  • A post-flood survey was held in the watershed of the Magra River (North-West Italy) which was hit by a flash-flood on 25 October 2011. Field observations have been carried out by CNR IRPI and Dept. TESAF of the University of Padova. Researchers of other Italian Universities have also participated focusing on topics such as flood routing in the main channel, channel bed morphology, and transport of wood by the flood. The survey has made it possible to estimate peak discharges at around 20 cross-sections. Interviews to witnesses provide interesting confirmations about the flashy behaviour of the flood.
    Contact: Lorenzo Marchi (CNR IRPI & TTO2d leader)
  • Events recorded in the HyMeX database
    Posted 26.01.2012

  • The HyMeX database http://www.hymex.org/database offers a direct access to a list of HPEs of interest for HyMeX, including the series of events that occurred from September to November 2011. Cross work on these case studies is encouraged in preparation of the upcoming 6th HyMeX workshop of May 2012 and of the first SOP in the NWMed at Fall 2012.

  • Post-flood survey in the Magra River, Italy, 13-17 February 2012
    Posted 27.01.2012

  • A post-flood survey is to be held in the watershed of the Magra River (North-West Italy) which was hit by a flash-flood on 25 October 2011. The objectives are the following: i) mapping of estimated peak discharges, ii) gathering of witness accounts, iii) documenting geomorphic processes.
    If you wish to participate, please contact: Lorenzo Marchi (CNR IRPI & TTO2d leader)

  • 8th HyMeX ISSC Meeting, Casablanca, Morocco, 24 January 2012
    Posted 23.01.2012

  • The 8th HyMeX International Scientific Steering Committee will take place on January 24, 2012 in Casablanca, Morocco. This 8th ISSC meeting is hosted by the National Meteorological Service - Direction de la Météorologie Nationale - of Morocco. DMN is one of the partners of HyMeX and is particularly interested in GPS data validation and assimilation, the study of cyclogenesis in the Mediterranean as well as of the hydrological cycle over targeted watersheds (Moulouya, Loukos).
    Contacts: Philippe Drobinski (ISSC Co-Chair), Noureddine Filali Boubrahmi (Head of CNRM, DMN, Morocco)

  • HyMeX.es, the portal for HyMeX activities in Spain
    Posted 23.01.2012

  • The Spanish partners of HyMeX share a common portal HyMeX.es where you can find information about the groups involved in HyMeX, the acctivities carried out, as well as job oppportunities.
    Contacts: Jordi Vallespir (webmaster), Victor Homar (UIB)

  • 6th HyMeX Workshop - 1st circular
    Posted 18.11.2011

  • The 6th HyMeX Workshop will take place for 4 days from 7 to 10 May 2012 in Primosten, Croatia, hosted by the Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia, the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, and the Andrija Mohorovicic Geophysical Institute of the University of Zagreb. You are invited to consider and disseminate the first circular for the workshop available on the page Workshops
    Contacts: Branka Ivancan-Picek (DHMZ), Branka Grbec (IOF)

  • The IODA-MED and FloodScale projects have been accepted for funding by the French National Research Agency (ANR)
    Posted 18.11.2011

  • The central objective of IODA-MED -Innovative Observing and Data Assimilation systems for severe weather events in the MEDiterranean- is to improve HPE predictability by reducing the uncertainties on the initial state of the model. This will be achieved i) by collecting additional and non-conventional observations in the marine upwind environment of the HPEs, ii) by making better use of routinely available observations in the mesoscale data assimilation systems, iii) by exploring the potential of assimilating new observation types especially observations related to the water cycle, and iv) by advancing the quality of the mesoscale data assimilation systems. IODA-MED is a major contribution to the first HyMeX special observing period scheduled for autumn 2012 and focussed on heavy precipitation and floods.
    Contact: Evelyne Richard (LA)
  • FloodScale has the general objective to improve the understanding and simulation of the hydrological processes leading to flash floods by addressing two fundamental questions in hydrology: the change of scale problem and the prediction in ungauged basins. The project proposes a combined multi-scale observation and modelling effort, relying on nested-catchments instrumentation covering the following scales: (i) the hillslope scale, where process understanding on runoff generation and concentration can be tackled; (ii) the small to medium catchment scale (1-100 km²) where the impact of network structure, rainfall, landscape, initial soil moisture variability can be quantified; (iii) the larger scale (100-1000 km²) where transfer phenomena in rivers and flooding become important. FloodScale focuses on the Gard and Ardèche catchments of the Cévennes-Vivarais Hydrometeorological Observatory (OHMCV) and will enable observation enhancement for the HyMeX observing periods.
    Contact: Isabelle Braud (CEMAGREF)

  • Instrumentation and networks for lightning detection - News from TTO1h
    Posted 16.11.2011

  • A first site survey has been conducted in the SOP1.1 area in preparation for the deployment of the New Mexico Tech (NMT) Ligthning Mapping Array (LMA) (see picture, VHF noise survey at the Pujaut airfield). A second survey is scheduled for the week of 21-25 November 2011. A new station of the LINET network will soon be installed in Corte, Corsica. Real-time display of lightning over Europe by the long-range ZEUS lightning detection system operated by National Observatory of Athens is available at the following address http://www.noa.gr/forecast/lightning.gif. The installation of electric field mills on research aircraft is currently under study.
    Contacts: Eric Defer (LERMA), Sylvain Coquillat (LA), Kostas Lagouvardos (NOA)

  • HyMeX on the front page of GEWEX web site
    Posted 24.10.2011

  • HyMeX is the newest of WCRP GEWEX Regional Hydroclimate Projects. The first results of HyMeX are the subject of an article of the GEWEX News issue of August 2011 advertised on the home page of GEWEX.
    See: http://www.gewex.org.

  • HyMeX at WCRP OSC, 24-28 October 2011, Denver
    Posted 24.10.2011

  • A cluster of 17 posters about HyMeX objectives and first results are presented at the WCRP Open Session Conference this autumn. These posters are presented under session C4 “Meeting the Needs for Integrated Climate Science, Information and Capacity Building with Regard to Climate Variability and Change in Europe”. Conveners: V. Pope, C. Goodess, M. Beniston, P. Lionello.
    See: http://www.wcrp-climate.org/conference2011/Posters_C4.html.
    Contact: Philippe Drobinski (LMD).

  • New observations on the "Cote d'Azur" buoy
    Posted 02.08.2011

  • The Meteo-France buoy "Cote d'Azur" moored at 43.4°N - 7.8°E was replaced by a new buoy on June 28, including new sensors. Two rain gauges are now operating. In addition to the standard surface operational parameters, the following parameters are measured and real-time transmitted via Iridium: surface salinity, global and IR radiation, precipitations. The mooring line is now equipped with 19 temperature sensors SP2T (NKE) respectively at -6m, -10, -15, -20, -25, -30, -35, -40, -50, -60, -70, -80, -90, -100, -130, -160, -185, -210 and -260m. Data are visible in real-time at: http://www.meteo.shom.fr/real-time/html/dyfamed.html and will be stored in the HyMeX database.
    Contacts: Marie-Noëlle Bouin (Meteo-France) and Laurent Coppola (Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche).

  • Marseilles-Algiers line to be instrumented for HyMeX
    Posted 02.08.2011

  • The route from Marseilles to Algiers has been given first priority for the LOP. The ship of opportunity is expected to be the Ro-Ro "Niolon" of the Marfret company. The "Niolon" crosses from Marseilles to Algiers once per week, and calls in other Algerian ports before heading back to Marseilles. The "Niolon" will be equipped with: 1) a Sea Embedded Observing System (SEOS) to measure short and long wave downward radiative fluxes, wind, temperature, humidity, precipitations, and infrared SST, 2) a GPS receiver to derive integrated water vapour, and 3) a thermosalinometer to measure SST and SSS. To date installation is scheduled for late September 2011. The second priority is set on Barcelona-Rome, with installation scheduled for 2012.
    Instrumentation of ships of opportunity within HyMeX is managed by TS6b. Contacts: Vanessa Cardin (OGS) and Isabelle Taupier-Letage (LOPB).

  • MCS tracking tool available on the HyMeX website
    Posted 27.07.2011

  • A mesoscale convective system tracking tool over the HyMeX domain based on the Eumetsat SAFNWC RDT product is now available on the HyMeX website under the Resources section. Based on MSG SEVIRI images, it allows: 1) identification, tracking and monitoring of intense convective systems, 2) detection of rapidly developing convective cells. Ligthning data from the ZEUS network over the all domain help to discriminate convective systems.
    The MCS tacking tool is available at: http://www.hymex.org/RDT/ Contact: Laurent Labatut (Météo-France).

  • HyMeX at the 13th Plinius Conference, 7-9 September 2011, Savona
    Posted 27.07.2011

  • A HyMeX side-meeting will be organised at the 13th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean storms to be held on 7-9 September 2011 in Savona, Italy. The HyMeX side-meeting will take place on 8 September. Contacts: Silvio Davolio (ISAC-CNR), Véronique Ducrocq (CNRM).
    More on the HyMeX side-meeting, agenda.
    More on the 13th Plinius Conference programme.

  • The new HyMeX website is released
    Posted 04.07.2011

  • Welcome on the new HyMeX website! This revised version now contains a News section on the home page, an updated presentation of the programme, new entries for data and publications, and a unified and individual access to the task teams' and working groups' private workspaces. Hope you will enjoy it! For questions or feedback: hymex-web@cnrm.meteo.fr.

  • 6th HyMeX Workshop 7-11 May 2012, Croatia
    Posted 17.06 2011

  • In 2012, the 6th HyMeX workshop will be hosted by our Croatian colleagues. The workshop will be held from 7 to 11 May 2012 in the city of Primosten, Croatia.

  • ISSC Meeting
    Posted 17.06 2011

  • The 7th meeting of HyMeX International Scientific Steering Committee took place on 19 and 20 May 2011 in Menorca. The ISSC discussed the programme implementation, reviewed the HyMeX-related projects and proposals as well as forthcoming funding and networking opportunities at the international level.HyMeX ISSC composition: see International coordination.

  • The 5th HyMeX workshop took place in Punta Prima, Menorca, Spain, 17-19 May 2011
    Posted 25.05.2011

  • The 5th HyMeX workshop took place in Punta Prima, Menorca, Spain from 17 to 19 May 2011, hosted by AEMET and the University of the Balearic Islands. This edition gathered 154 participants for 48 oral and 82 poster presentations. The day before the workshop as well as a series of working sessions were specifically dedicated to the implementation of the observation systems in preparation of the EOP-SOPs of 2012-2013, and the coordination of modelling activities. Among others, the results from the first LOP case studies were presented, as well as climate regional downscaling studies over the ERA-period. Workshop program, abstracts, presentations and posters are now online. You can upload you poster here.