MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 286, 201914th Congress of Mechanics (CMM2019)
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Fluid Mechanics, Rheology, Modeling, Instabilities and Transition|
|Published online||14 August 2019|
Impact of model resolution on numerical weather prediction
CNRMSI, Direction de la Météorologie Nationale B.P. 8106 Casablanca – Maroc
2 LPPPC, Faculté des Sciences Ben M’sik, Univetsité Hassan II Casablanca – Maroc
Several model configurations are used in Morocco for numerical weather prediction (NWP). The aim of this work is to verify the impact of resolution on the quality of models forecast, particularly the precipitation field. Three model configurations are tested with 7.5 km, 5 km and 2.5 km resolution. A rainy event over the North-East of Morocco is studied. The impact on models performances is assessed through the comparison of precipitation forecasts with the adjusted quantitative precipitation estimate from weather radar. The results show that the model with 2.5 km resolution gives the best quality precipitation forecast in term of both intensity and localisation.
Key words: Numerical models / weather prediction / resolution / precipitation forecast.
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