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ALADIN Workshop 13th, Prague, Czech Republic, 24-28 November, 2003
Article published on 27 November 2004
last modification on 27 November 2008

by Patricia

This workshop, focussing on "ALADIN applications in very high resolution" was held in Prague, from 24 to 28 November 2003. The program was quite dense and the proceedings are available by the Czech ALADIN team.

24th of November, 2003, Monday

  • 8:00-9:00 :Registration
  • 9:00-9:15 :Welcome by Director of CHMI
  • 9:15-9:30 :Practical and organizational information
  • General introduction and projects :Chair: Doina Banciu
    • 9:30-10:00 :Dijana Klaric :General introduction about ALADIN projects
    • 10:00-10:30 :Coffee/Tea Break
    • 10:30-11:15 :Jean-Francois Geleyn :The ’ALADIN-2’ project
    • 11:15-12:00 :Gwenaelle Hello :AROME - status presentation
  • 12:00-14:00 :Lunch
  • Data Assimilation :Chair: Radmila Brozkova
    • 14:00-14:30 :Gergely Boloni :Brief description of the progress at the RC LACE data assimilation working group
    • 14:30-15:00 :Claude Fischer :Recent developments in Aladin DA
    • 15:00-15:30 :Gabor Radnoti :Application of ATOVS and AMDAR data in the ALADIN 3d-var system
  • 15:30-16:00 :Coffee/Tea Break
  • 16:00-17:00 :National status reports - Poster Session :Chair: Gabor Radnoti
    • Andrey Bogatchev :An Experiment to Run ALADIN-BG on TWO PROCESSOR LINUX PC poster
    • Martina Tudor :ALADIN operational suite in Croatia poster
    • Martin Janousek :Recent status of ALADIN in CHMI poster
    • General overview of the local ALADIN application in France poster
    • Marek Jerczynski :Presentation about last activities at IMWM poster
    • Maria Jose Correia Monteiro :Status of ALADIN activities in Portugal poster
    • Jure Jerman :Status of operational ALADIN in Slovenia poster
  • 19:00 :Welcome party

25th of November, 2003, Tuesday

  • Dynamics and Coupling :Chair: Gwenaelle Hello
    • 8:30-8:40 :Filip Vana :Brief description of the progress at the RC LACE dynamics and coupling working group
    • 8:40-9:05 :Jozef Vivoda :Predictor-corrector scheme in NH dynamics
    • 9:05-9:30 :Radmila Brozkova :NH dynamics - BBC
    • 9:30-10:00 :Filip Vana & Andre Simon :SLHD in ALADIN & first experiences
  • 10:00-10:30 :Coffee/Tea Break
  • Dynamics and Coupling (continuation) :Chair: Gwenaelle Hello
    • 10:30-10:55 :Yann Seity :AROME - phys/dyn interface
    • 10:55-11:20 :Piet Termonia :Monitoring the coupling-update frequency
    • 11:20-11:45 :Stjepan Ivatek-Sahdan :Coupling frequency - two time nesting
    • 11:45-11:55 :Chantal Moussy :Transparent boundary conditions and coupling poster
  • 12:00-14:00 :Lunch :
  • Maintenance and technical development :Chair: Martin Janousek
    • 14:00-14:30 :Claude Fischer :Code evolution and maintenance
    • 14:30-15:00 :Jean-Daniel Gril :presentation about new tools
    • 15:00-15:30 :Jean Maziejewski :presentation on reorganization of ALADIN documentation
  • 15:30-16:00 :Coffee/Tea Break
  • Maintenance and technical development (continuation) :Chair: Martin Janousek
    • 16:00-16:30 :Jan Masek :Model to satellite tool
    • 16:30-17:00 :Tomas Kalibera :Intelligent source dependency tool
  • Parallel sessions :Working group: Assimilation
  • Parallel sessions :Working group: Dynamics and Coupling

26th of November, 2003, Wednesday

  • Physics :Chair: Dijana Klaric
    • 8:30-8:40 :Thomas Haiden :Brief description of the progress at the RC LACE physics working group
    • 8:40-9:05 :Yves Bouteloup :Presentation of the modifications introduced in ARPEGE and ALADIN-France operational physical parametrizations in February and April 2003
    • 9:05-9:30 :Jean-Francois Geleyn :A new way to look at radiative computations in NWP
    • 9:30-9:55 :Francois Bouyssel :Foreseen changes in the cloudiness scheme and preliminary results with two radiation schemes (FMR, RRTM)
  • 10:00-10:30 :Coffee/Tea Break
  • Physics (continuation) :Chair: Dijana Klaric
    • 10:30-10:55 :Luc Gerard :Integrated scheme for convection and cloud condensates, behavior in the "grey zone"
    • 10:55-11:20 :Jean-Francois Geleyn :Foreseen changes of the mountain drag/lift effects in the ’ACDRAG’ parameterisation scheme
    • 11:20-11:45 :Thomas Haiden :Sensitivity of low stratus forecasts to the parameterization of vertical diffusion and cloudiness
  • 12:00-14:00 :Lunch
  • Physics (continuation) :Chair: Dijana Klaric
    • 14:00-14:30 :Martina Tudor :Robustness of the physical parameterization schemes
    • 14:30-15:00 :Stjepan Ivatek-Sahdan :Smoothing of SWI (soil wettness index)
    • 15:00-15:30 :Doina Banciu :The impact of the new physical package on the ALADIN forecast
  • 15:30-16:00 :Coffee/Tea Break
  • Parallel sessions :Working group: Physics
  • Parallel sessions :Working group: Maintenance and technical development

27th of November, 2003, Thursday

  • Verification :Chair: Jure Jerman
    • 8:30-9:00 :Miha Razinger :Present status of ALADIN verification project
    • 9:00-9:10 :Richard Mladek :Verification in CHMU poster
  • Local applications and case studies :Chair: Jure Jerman
    • 9:10-9:35 :Harald Seidl :Derived Parameters, Filtering and Model Consistency at High Resolution
    • 9:35-10:00 :Marjan Sandev :Aladin Outputs for Automatic Weather Interpretation
  • 10:00-10:30 :Coffee/Tea Break
  • Local applications and case studies (continuation) :Chair: Jure Jerman
    • 10:30-11:00 :Klaus Stadlbacher :Experiences with the Aladin model on high resolution over different domains
    • 11:00-11:30 :Dijana Klaric :Test of DFI Blending on several MAP cases (IOP2b,IOP3, IOP5, IOP8)
    • 11:30-12:00 :Jure Cedilnik :Downscaling of ERA-40 data using ALADIN model
  • 12:00-14:00 :Lunch
  • Local applications and case studies (continuation) :Chair: Jure Jerman
    • 14:00-14:25 :Martina Tudor :High resolution dynamical adaptation using hydrostatic ALADIN
    • 14:25-14:50 :Florinela Popa :A severe weather event in the Southern Romania and in the Western Sea basin
    • 14:50-15:15 :Jean-Marc Barrety :presentation on the sea breeze fronts forecasting using Aladin
  • 15:15-15:30 :Poster Session
    • Alexander Beck :Dynamical downscaling of reanalysis data in the Alpine region poster
    • Tanja Trosic :Ad hoc comparison of two atmospheric model predictions - a case of February 2003 bora poster
    • 15:30-16:00 :Coffee/Tea Break :
    • 16:00-16:30 :Alexander Kann :Prediction of heavy precipitation events with special regard to the severe flooding of August 2002 in Austria
    • 16:30-17:00 :Frantisek Sopko:Comparison of the model forecasts in Czech Republic during the floods in August 2002
  • Working group: Verification

28th of November, 2003, Friday

  • Local applications (continuation) :Chair: Claude Fischer
    • 9:00-9:30 :Tomas Halenka & Ladislav Metelka :On the adaptation of ALADIN for regional climate modeling in Central Europe
  • Closing session :Chair: Claude Fischer
    • 9:30-10:00 : :Working group conclusions and discussion
    • 10:30-12:00 : :Final discussion