The meteorological model RAMS at Crati Scrl
- 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.