COST-728/NetFAM workshop on
“Integrated systems of meso-meteorological and chemical transport models”
DMI, Copenhagen, 21-23 May 2007
Workshop programme 19.6.2007
html with links to presentations and abstracts.
Printable handout of the workshop
COST728 WG2 report
(Overview of integrated models, for your information)
A NetFAM/COST action 728 workshop on integration/coupling of
meso-meteorological (MM) and chemical transport (ACT) models will be
arranged on May 21-23, 2007 at the Danish Meteorological Institute
(DMI, Lyngbyvej 100), Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim of the workshop is
to join numerical weather prediction (NWP) and air quality modellers
to discuss and make recommendations on the best practice and strategy
for further developments and applications of integrated/coupled
modelling systems "NWP & Mesometeorology - Atmospheric Chemical
Transport". Main emphasis is on the fine-resolution models applied
for local chemical weather forecast and considering feedback
mechanisms between meteorological and atmospheric pollution
(e.g. aerosols) processes.
Organisers of the workshop welcome interested participants from NWP and air quality consortia.
Presentations on the following topics are especially welcome:
Note that the workshop is focusing on the MM and ACT model coupling
strategy and does not aim to concentrate on the specific topics of
modelling the urban atmosphere nor on those of aerosol
- Online and offline coupling of meteorological and air quality models
- Implementation of feedback mechanisms, direct and indirect effects of aerosols
- Advanced interfaces between NWP and ACT models
- Model validation studies, including air quality-related episode cases
A keynote lecture on each of the main topics is planned in addition to
contributions of the workshop participants. The workshop will start
around 11 in the morning of Monday, May the 21st, and end around 13 of
Wednesday, May the 23th.
Workshop announcement (pdf)
Participation and deadlines
To participate, please send an e-mail to the local organiser Alexandr
Baklanov (alb at dmi.dk), with a title of your (20 minute)
presentation till 31 March 2007. Short abstracts for
the workshop site are welcome till 30th April, 2007. An extended
abstract for the (printed) workshop report should be provided after
the workshop, till 30th June 2007. It is also possible to participate
without making a presentation.
There is no registration fee for the workshop. Information about
accomodation in Copenhagen can be found at the page of practical information. Support for
travel expenses is available for NetFAM and COST-728 members upon
request: please find the contact info at NetFAM and COST-728 web
sites (links below).
International organising committee: Alexandr Baklanov (Danish
Meteorological Institute), Georg Grell (NOAA, USA), Marko Kaasik
(University of Tartu, Estonia), Laura Rontu (Finnish Meteorological
Institute, FMI), Mihail Sofiev (FMI), Ranjeet Sokhi (University of
Hertfordshire, UK), Jacek Kaminski (York University, Canada), Barbara
Fay (Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany).
The workshop is arranged in the framework of COST action 728 "Enhancing Mesoscale
Meteorological Modelling Capabilities for Air Pollution and Dispersion
Applications" in cooperation with Nordic Network on Fine-scale
Atmosperic Modelling (NetFAM)
The local organiser in Copenhagen is Danish Meteorological Institute.
Contact e-mail in workshop issues: Alexandr Baklanov, alb at dmi.dk
NetFAM is funded by Nordic Research Board NordForsk
Short Range Numerical Weather Prediction Programme (SRNWP)
HIRLAM web site
COSMO web site