The Canadian regional data assimilation and forecasting system
We present a further upgrade of this latter version where the analysis increments of 3D-Var are performed at higher resolution (65 rather than 100 km) and the resolution of the model is increased from 15 to 10 km.A new vertical extension of the analysis/forecast grids allows increased vertical resolution in the troposphere. A new feature is the "vertical driving" strategy implemented both in the 3D-Var and GEM limited-area model. The driving model being a global 55 km GEM version with stratospheric extent. Ground based GPS data were also included. Extensive testing of this new system for winter and summer cases in view of operational implementation will be presented.