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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 next COSMO/CLM/ART Training Course takes place from 12 March to 16 March 2018. Further information and the registration form you can find here. A special training for COSMO-ART will not take place. Please refer to the ICON Training in this regard. A wrap-up of last year's COSMO-ART Training you can find here.

 

The next ICON/ART Training Course takes place from 16 April to 19 April 2018. Further information you can find here. The registration deadline is 31 January 2018.

 

 

 

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.