Use of DMI-Hirlam for Operational Dispersion Calculations

  • Jens Havskov Sørensen
  • Leif Laursen
  • Alix Rasmussen
Part of the NATO · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 18)


During the latest decades there has been a. rapid progress in the ability to forecast weather. This progress has been possible because of the development of advanced numerical weather-prediction (NWP) models running on the most powerful computers available. Especially, there has been progress in the capability to make numerical forecasts in the range from one day to about a week ahead in the Northern Hemisphere which is dominated by the travelling weather systems. On longer time scales, there has been some progress, but severe difficulties are met due to the intrinsic chaotic nature of the atmosphere.


Limited Area Model Bulk Richardson Number Gradient Richardson Number Unstable Stratification Turbulence Scheme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Havskov Sørensen
    • 1
  • Leif Laursen
    • 1
  • Alix Rasmussen
    • 1
  1. 1.Meteorological and Oceanographic Research DivisionDanish Meteorological Institute(DMI)Copenhagen ØDenmark

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