COPS science questions revisited: What have we learned so far from COPS?

Autor(en)
A. Behrendt, V. Wulfmeyer, Ch. Kottmeier, E. Richard, M. Dorninger, P. Di Girolamo, U. Corsmeier, N. Kalthoff, H.-S. Bauer
Abstrakt

The Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS) was

an international field campaign carried out in summer 2007 with the

overall goal to advance the quality of forecasts of

orographically-induced convective precipitation by 4-dimensional

observations and modeling of its life cycle. The pre-convective

environment, the formation of clouds and the onset and development of

precipitation were observed in a low-mountain area in south-western

Germany and eastern France covering the Vosges Mountains, the Rhine

Valley, and the Black Forest Mountains during 18 Intensive Observations

Periods from June 1 to August 31, 2007, under different forcing

conditions. Meanwhile, in the nearly five years since the COPS field

phase, a large number of results on analyses of selected COPS IOPs and

of continuous measurements during the COPS period have been published;

in a special issue of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological

Society alone, 21 papers appeared in January 2011. A second special

issue on COPS results is currently in preparation for the

Meteorologische Zeitschrift (MetZ). In this contribution, we will

revisit the original science questions of COPS, summarize the results

gained so far from COPS, and discuss questions which still remain open.

Organisation(en)
Institut für Meteorologie und Geophysik
Externe Organisation(en)
Universität Hohenheim, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Université de Toulouse, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Journal
Geophysical Research Abstracts
Band
14
Seiten
11186
Anzahl der Seiten
1
ISSN
1029-7006
Publikationsdatum
04-2012
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
105206 Meteorologie
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