MM5 Fine Grid Simulations Over Athens Area, Greece: Assessment of One-Year Operational Use
A prerequisite for accurate air pollution forecasts is the existence of reliable high resolution meteorological gridded data, provided by a prognostic meteorological modelling system, especially over regions characterized by complex terrain and significant land-sea variability. For that purpose, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA hereafter) started in June 2001 the operational execution of very-fine grid simulations, using the MM5 modelling system. This modelling effort follows the worldwide trend to use high-resolution numerical weather prediction models at operational basis, following the significant improvement of computing capabilities at prices that are continuously decreasing.
KeywordsMean Absolute Error Convective Parameterization Mean Error Athens Area Wind Speed Forecast
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