A case study is performed for two different mountainous stations, one located on the top of a mountain ridge (Schauinsland, Black Forest, Germany) and the other located on the bottom of an alpine valley (Innsbruck, Alps, Austria). High resolution meteorological numerical modelling for two selected episodes is carried out using two different mesoscale models, MM5 version 3.7 and WRF-ARW Version 3.2. SRTM3" data is used as elevation data. Evaluations of the influences of increasing horizontal (up to 200 m) and vertical (up to 80 sigma levels) resolutions in these complex topographical areas will be done. Comparison of the two models in simulating two different alpine landscapes and improvements of input files (e.g. DEM data) will be done.
Acknowledgements: This work is part of the HiRmod project, funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund through the Austrian Climate Research Programme.