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Sub-gridscale parameterisation through the validation and data assimilation of cloud properties for weather prediction and climate modelling from fusion of eo and ground-based instruments (CLOUDMAP2)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVG1-CT-2000-00033

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 756 063

  • EU contribution

    € 2 251 713

Coordinated by:

N/A

Objective

CLOUDMAP2 aims to produce and exploit value-added satellite remote sensing data products on macroscopic (e.g. cloud-top height) and microscopic (e.g. cloud droplet radius) properties and water vapour distributions to characterise sub-grid scale processes within Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWP) through validation and data assimilation. The results will have a large potential application to Global Climate Models. Current and near-future Earth Observation (EO) data, provided by ESA, EUMETSAT and NASA will be employed to derive geophysical value-added data products for over a decade from the ATSR(2) sensor over Europe and the North Atlantic region as well as through the use of near real-time EO data for this region. Ground-based active and passive thermal Infrared remote-sensing instruments will be used to help validate EO derived products as well as be merged to create new fused value-added products. Numerical simulation experiments based on state-of-the-art radiative transfer methods will be used to quantify the effect of broken clouds on the Earth ' s radiation budget and lead to a better representation of clouds within GCMs.

Coordinator

N/A

Address

Participants (8)

COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS

United Kingdom

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE

Germany

ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Netherlands

SWEDISH METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Sweden

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH

Switzerland

SWISS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Switzerland

THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVG1-CT-2000-00033

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 756 063

  • EU contribution

    € 2 251 713

Coordinated by:

N/A