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by Vié, B., Nuissier, O. and Ducrocq, V.
Abstract:
This study assesses the impact of uncertainty on convective-scale initial conditions (ICs) and the uncertainty on lateral boundary conditions (LBCs) in cloud-resolving simulations with the Application of Research to Operations at Mesoscale (AROME) model. Special attention is paid to Mediterranean heavy precipitating events (HPEs). The goal is achieved by comparing high-resolution ensembles generated by different methods. First, an ensemble data assimilation technique has been used for assimilation of perturbed observations to generate different convective-scale ICs. Second, three ensembles used LBCs prescribed by the members of a global short-range ensemble prediction system (EPS). All ensembles obtained were then evaluated over 31- and/or 18-day periods, and on 2 specific case studies of HPEs. The ensembles are underdispersive, but both the probabilistic evaluation of their overall performance and the two case studies confirm that they can provide useful probabilistic information for the HPEs considered. The uncertainty on convective-scale ICs is shown to have an impact at short range (under 12 h), and it is strongly dependent on the synoptic-scale context. Specifically, given a marked circulation near the area of interest, the imposed LBCs rapidly overwhelm the initial differences, greatly reducing the spread of the ensemble. The uncertainty on LBCs shows an impact at longer range, as the spread in the coupling global ensemble increases, but it also depends on the synoptic-scale conditions and their predictability.
Reference:
Vié, B., Nuissier, O. and Ducrocq, V., 2011: Cloud-resolving ensemble simulations of Mediterranean heavy precipitating events: uncertainty on initial conditions and lateral boundary conditionsMonthly Weather Review, 139, 403-423.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{Vie2011,
  Title                    = {Cloud-resolving ensemble simulations of Mediterranean heavy precipitating events: uncertainty on initial conditions and lateral boundary conditions},
  Author                   = {Vié, B. and Nuissier, O. and Ducrocq, V.},
  Journal                  = {Monthly Weather Review},
  Year                     = {2011},

  Month                    = {February},
  Number                   = {2},
  Pages                    = {403-423},
  Volume                   = {139},

  Abstract                 = {This study assesses the impact of uncertainty on convective-scale initial conditions (ICs) and the uncertainty on lateral boundary conditions (LBCs) in cloud-resolving simulations with the Application of Research to Operations at Mesoscale (AROME) model. Special attention is paid to Mediterranean heavy precipitating events (HPEs). The goal is achieved by comparing high-resolution ensembles generated by different methods. First, an ensemble data assimilation technique has been used for assimilation of perturbed observations to generate different convective-scale ICs. Second, three ensembles used LBCs prescribed by the members of a global short-range ensemble prediction system (EPS). All ensembles obtained were then evaluated over 31- and/or 18-day periods, and on 2 specific case studies of HPEs. The ensembles are underdispersive, but both the probabilistic evaluation of their overall performance and the two case studies confirm that they can provide useful probabilistic information for the HPEs considered.

The uncertainty on convective-scale ICs is shown to have an impact at short range (under 12 h), and it is strongly dependent on the synoptic-scale context. Specifically, given a marked circulation near the area of interest, the imposed LBCs rapidly overwhelm the initial differences, greatly reducing the spread of the ensemble. The uncertainty on LBCs shows an impact at longer range, as the spread in the coupling global ensemble increases, but it also depends on the synoptic-scale conditions and their predictability.},
  Copublication            = {3: 3 Fr},
  Doi                      = {10.1175/2010MWR3487.1},
  Keywords                 = {Precipitation, Extreme events, Ensembles, Boundary conditions, Clouds, Mediterranean region, Mesoscale models},
  Owner                    = {hymexw},
  Timestamp                = {2016.01.08},
  Url                      = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2010MWR3487.1}
}