Conference on Predictability and Multi-Scale Prediction
of High Impact Weather
9 - 12 October 2017
in Landshut, Germany
Recent advances in numerical weather prediction, and in particular the development of high-resolution or convective-scale NWP systems, have opened new possibilities and posed new challenges in the forecasting of high impact weather. The Conference on Predictability and Multi-Scale Prediction of High Impact Weather aimed to advance progress in this field by bringing together the academic and operational research communities. The meeting was co-sponsored by the HIWeather project of the World Weather Research Program and by Waves to Weather, a Collaborative Research Center funded by the German Research Foundation. With a focused agenda and participation limited to about 100 people, there were ample opportunities for discussion and networking.
Call for abstracts
Abstracts were solicited for oral and poster presentations including, but not limited to, the following areas:
- The role of scale interactions and error growth in limiting the predictability of high impact weather
- Impact of diabatic processes on predictability of high impact weather
- Multi-scale prediction systems, including data assimilation strategies for improved high impact weather prediction
- Probabilistic forecasting, including statistical post-processing methods
- Evaluation and improved modeling of cloud and PBL processes
- Prediction of high impact weather in urban areas
- Integrated environmental prediction
- Extreme weather events such as floods, damaging winds or heat wave
The program featured keynote presentations and discussions on fundamental challenges in the prediction of high impact weather.
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The conference was held at the Bernlochner Hall in the historic city of Landshut in Bavaria. Overlooked by Trausnitz castle, the center of Landshut features many historical buildings from the gothic and renaissance periods. The
city is conveniently located about 30 km from the Munich International Airport.
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View of Landshut (watercolor, courtesy of Prof. Joseph Egger)