Workshop: Radiation in the next generation of weather forecast models

ECMWF | Reading | 21 - 24 May 2018

This workshop will bring together experts to discuss and propose ways forward in modelling radiative transfer in current and future numerical weather prediction models (1-50 km resolution, forecast lead times from 1 day to 1 year). Topics will include representing complex terrain (e.g. orography, urban areas and forests), faster and more accurate solvers, 3D radiative transfer, improving representation of the properties of clouds, aerosols and gases, observational evaluation of radiation schemes and radiation products, and pathways by which better treatment of radiative processes can improve predictive skill. The discussions at the workshop will provide guidance to ECMWF on the priorities for radiation developments in the coming decade.


The workshop will start on Monday 21 May ~14:00 and finish on Thursday 24 May ~13:00. The workshop will consist of around two days of talks followed by working groups and a plenary discussion.

Drinks reception and poster session: Monday 21 May
Workshop dinner: Wednesday 23 May

Please be aware that ECMWF is closed on 25 and 28 May.


Maike Ahlgrimm, Anthony Baran, Howard Barker, Juergen Fischer, Thomas Haiden, Jim Haywood, Robin Hogan, Jiangnan Li, James Manners, Jan Mašek, Marco Matricardi, Bernhard Mayer, Eli Mlawer, Robert Pincus, Roberta Pirazzini, Manuel López-Puertas, Tristan Quaife, Laura Rontu, Manfred Wendisch


Attendance at the workshop is by invitation only. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the workshop or want to suggest someone to be invited.

Organizing committee

Robin Hogan, Alessio Bozzo, Mark Fielding, Richard Forbes, Thomas Haiden, Marco Matricardi.

Programme (to follow)

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