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Heavy rainfall episode over Mumbai on 26 July 2005: Assessment of NWP guidance

Bohra, AK and Basu, S and Rajagopal, EN and Iyengar, GR and Das Gupta, M and Ashrit, R and Athiyaman, B (2006) Heavy rainfall episode over Mumbai on 26 July 2005: Assessment of NWP guidance. Current Science, 90 (9). pp. 1188-1194.

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In the present work a qualitative assessment of guidance from NCMRWF operational global and regional Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) systems in the episode of unprecedented rainfall over Mumbai has been attempted. This also consolidates and examines the predictions that were provided by some of the leading global operational centres. Some hindcast runs were also made with different initial conditions. It reveals that the use of very high resolution global and regional models with advanced data assimilation techniques (4D Var), that optimally utilizes information from satellite observations, could significantly enhance the usefulness of NWP guidance.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 06:02
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