Articles | Volume 2
Adv. Geosci., 2, 177–180, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-2-177-2005
Adv. Geosci., 2, 177–180, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-2-177-2005

  30 May 2005

30 May 2005

The meteorological model RAMS at Crati Scrl

S. Federico2,1, E. Avolio3,1, C. Bellecci3,1, and M. Colacino2 S. Federico et al.
  • 1CRATI Scrl, c/o Università della Calabria, Rende (CS), Italy
  • 2CNR-ISAC, via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, Rome, Italy
  • 3Facoltà di Ingegneria-Università di “Tor Vergata", via del Politecnico 1, Rome , Italy

Abstract. At Crati Scrl an operational version of RAMS 4.3 (Regional Atmospheric Modeling System) was implemented in January 2001. This paper aims to give a first assessment of model performances for quantitative precipitation forecast (QPF). In essence, the effects of enhanced horizontal grid resolution over Calabria, using a 6km spacing domain nested in a 30km resolution parent grid, is studied.

To cope with this problem two integrations sets are discussed using two model resolutions. Integrations are performed daily for six months. ECMWF 12:00UTC forecast cycle is used for initial and dynamic boundary conditions.

Performances are evaluated by scores computed from model outputs and raingauge measurements coming from Calabrian regional network.