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Waves to Weather (W2W)


This special collection comprises the results of the Collaborative Research Center “Waves to Weather” (W2W), which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation). The main topic of W2W is predictability and prediction of weather. The current scientific themes of W2W are "Upscale error growth", "Cloud-scale uncertainties", and "Predictability of local weather". It includes theoretical studies, numerical modeling, and process studies based in part on cutting edge statistical methods and visualization tools, NWP models and data collected during the field campaign NAWDEX.

The aim of W2W is to identify the limits of predictability of weather and to produce the best forecasts that are physically possible. The focus of W2W is on the most important causes of remaining uncertainties in weather prediction, which include:
- the quick upscale growth of forecast errors from insufficiently resolved or represented processes like convection or boundary layer mixing, which modify synoptic-scale waves,
- our limited understanding of processes in clouds, and
- the influence of local factors on weather that influence the predictability associated with larger-scale wave disturbances.

W2W addresses these three areas in a concerted effort involving contributions from the disciplines of atmospheric dynamics, cloud physics, statistics, inverse methods and visualization.

W2W currently consist of eighteen individual scientific projects located in Germany (Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen, and University of Heidelberg). Read More…

Collection organizers:
Audine Laurian and George C. Craig, Meteorological Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

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Joaquim G. Pinto; Florian Pantillon; Patrick Ludwig; Madeleine-Sophie Déroche; Giovanni Leoncini; Christoph C. Raible; Len C. Shaffrey; David B. Stephenson
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Andreas Schäfler; George Craig; Heini Wernli; Philippe Arbogast; James D. Doyle; Ron McTaggart-Cowan; John Methven; Gwendal Rivière; Felix Ament; Maxi Boettcher; Martina Bramberger; Quitterie Cazenave; Richard Cotton; Susanne Crewell; Julien Delanoë; Andreas Dörnbrack; André Ehrlich; Florian Ewald; Andreas Fix; Christian M. Grams; Suzanne L. Gray; Hans Grob; Silke Groß; Martin Hagen; Ben Harvey; Lutz Hirsch; Marek Jacob; Tobias Kölling; Heike Konow; Christian Lemmerz; Oliver Lux; Linus Magnusson; Bernhard Mayer; Mario Mech; Richard Moore; Jacques Pelon; Julian Quinting; Stephan Rahm; Markus Rapp; Marc Rautenhaus; Oliver Reitebuch; Carolyn A. Reynolds; Harald Sodemann; Thomas Spengler; Geraint Vaughan; Manfred Wendisch; Martin Wirth; Benjamin Witschas; Kevin Wolf; Tobias Zinner
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
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