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The department “Lidar” at the DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics develops ground-based, airborne and space-borne lidar systems and applies them for active remote sensing of key meteorological parameters and atmospheric trace gases to facilitate research in weather and climate as well as in air traffic safety. One of the fields of research is the application of airborne and space-borne lidar observations to study atmospheric dynamics, to identify gaps in our observation system and to demonstrate the relevance of these new observation types.
Prediction of the daily weather in mid-latitudes depends on correctly predicting the thermodynamic and dynamic structure of the tropopause and the Rossby waves that propagate along it. Recently, lidar measurements have shown significant errors in NWP models with respect to the strong gradients in wind, temperature and moisture that are found at the tropopause. Lidar and dropsonde profile observations taken during the North Atlantic Waveguide and Downstream Impact Experiment (NAWDEX, http://www.pa.op.dlr.de/nawdex/) provide a unique opportunity to investigate the representation of the tropopause in NWP models and study the impact on forecast error growth in the mid-latitudes in a combined approach using campaign data and ensemble methods.
The project is embedded in the Transregional Collaborative Research Center "Waves to Weather" (https://www.wavestoweather.de) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and will address the following topics:
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