During the IHOP_2002 campaign, FSL produced real-time forecasts from LAPS diabatically-initialized MM5 runs every 3 hours out to 12 hours. The purpose was twofold:
a. To provide additional forecast information to the teams responsible for planning field data collection missions
b. To obtain feedback (objective and subjective) on how the LAPS “hot-start” technique performs in convective environments.
Both of these objectives were accomplished. Work is now being conducted to re-run a subset of the IHOP experimental days to test further enhancements made to the technique. These retrospective runs will also include runs of the new Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model.
Updated: 12 Apr 2004
Questions/Comments: Brent Shaw