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Current issues

 

Currently we work on the following subjects:

  • Development of the model system ICON-ART
  • Parameterization of the optical properties of aerosols in ICON-ART
  • Scale dependencies of aerosol-cloud interactions in ICON-ART
  • Dispersion of volcanic ash in ICON-ART
  • Influence of contrails on radiation and arctic cirrus at the regional scale
  • Influence of mineral dust on solar photovoltaic performance
  • Implementation of an extended photolyse scheme in COSMO-ART/ICON-ART (IMK-ASF)
  • Quantification of the aerosol effect on cloud systems during the West African monsoon
  • Relevance of Sahara dust outbreaks for the weather pattern in Europe

 

Pollen forecast with COSMO-ART by MeteoSwiss

 

 

Training Courses:

The COSMO-ART Training Course took place from 3 April to 4 April 2017. A wrap-up you can find here.

The ICON/ART Training Course took place from 28 February to 3 March 2017.

 

 

 

Dust simulation over Northern Africa and Europe - May 21 2014 (Source: DWD/KIT)

The displayed unit TAU_DUST is the simulated aerosol optical thickness (AOT) relating to mineral dust. Background information concerning atmospheric turbidity through aerosols you can find here.

Dust simulation over Germany - May 21 2014 (Source: DWD/KIT)

The displayed unit TAU_DUST is the simulated aerosol optical thickness (AOT) relating to mineral dust. Background information concerning atmospheric turbidity through aerosols you can find here.

Dust simulation over Northern Africa and Europe - April 1 2014 (Source: DWD/KIT)

 

Dispersion of Saharan dust (DWD/KIT)

 

 

Animation of the dispersion of Saharan dust, beginning at 1st April 2014 and the further expected dispersion until 4th April 2014 (UTC corresponds to CEST-2). This animation is a joint product of the German Meteorological Service (DWD) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Source: DWD/KIT

The displayed unit TAU_DUST is the simulated aerosol optical thickness (AOT) relating to mineral dust. Background information concerning atmospheric turbidity through aerosols you can find here.