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Statospheric Impact on Surface Climate

Stratospheric Impact on Surface ClimateCopyright: KIT

Recent model developments in meteorology allow more seamless approaches to modeling weather and climate in a unified framework for the use case Stratospheric Impact on Surface Climate. An application of these advances is a hind-cast assessment of well-observed winter seasons in the northern hemisphere. Each of these (retrospective) forecasts will consist of an ensemble of realizations subsequently compared to the “real world” in order to find the most realistic ensemble member and put the real development into context with the ensemble statistics. Simulation runs will produce a large volume of 5 dimensional data, requiring fast processing for building up successive analysis layers for individual winters and for comparing all available winters in a climatological context.

This use case is contributed by the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK) - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing (ASF).