Impact of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC GPS radio occultation and dropwindsonde data on regional model predictions during the 2008 Mei-yu season
Fang-Ching Chien, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan; and B. Kuo
This paper presents the result of a cooperative study under the Integrated Research Project of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC and SoWMEX (Southwesterly Monsoon Experi-ment) in Taiwan during the 2008 Mei-yu season. The main purpose is to examine the impact of FORMOSAT-3 GPS RO data and dropsonde data on regional weather predic-tion. The WRF model and its 3DVAR component, WRF VAR, are used for evaluation on the forecast of heavy rainfall events associated with Mei-yu fronts in Taiwan. We compare the numerical simulations with and without each set of the data to study the impact of these extra data on regional weather prediction.
Session 7, Atmospheric observations for weather and climate: COSMIC
Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, B207
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