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Numerical studies of the Energy and Water cycle of the Baltic region

Objective

The project is focussing on data assimilation, model development and To explore, model and quantify the various processes determining the space and time variability of the energy and water cycle of the Baltic Sea and diagnostic studies. its catchment area. To undertake specific assessments of the total flux divergence of heat, water and momentum for the region and determine its The project includes reanalysis for two specific periods representing a coupling to the large scale atmospheric circulation. The main emphasis is cold and a warm winter period, on the physical and dynamic processes of the coupled meteorological, respectively, as well as for a preliminary field experiment period in hydrological and oceanographic system with the development of better 1995 during which specific observations coupled regional models for the European region as a key objective. Such were collected. models will also constitute essential building blocks in biological and A high resolution data-assimilation system will be developed associated ecological studies of the Baltic Sea. with retrieval and calculation of atmospheric water vapor, cloud water and radiation fluxes. New types of observations, such as water vapor contents obtained from the Global Position System [GPS] will be used. High resolution regional climate models will be validated associated with improved physical parameterization of the hydrological cycle, including a better handling of snow related processes. A comprehensive hydrological model for the total river flow into the Baltic Sea will be developed. The data from such a model will be used to validate the hydrological cycle of the atmospheric models.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations

Participants (9)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST
Germany
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 135
63067 Offenbach Am Main
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Whitehall
SW1A 2HB London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments