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Assessment of quality and impact of full resolution TOVS temperature profile data on the operational global data assimilation-forecast system of india

Prasad, VS and Ramesh, KJ and Bohra, AK and Bhatia, RC (1998) Assessment of quality and impact of full resolution TOVS temperature profile data on the operational global data assimilation-forecast system of india. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 68 (3-4). pp. 197-212. ISSN 1436-5065

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Abstract

TOVS temperature profile data (SATEM) at its full resolution (85 km) has now become available in India on experimental basis. An attempt is made in this study to examine the quality and impact of this on the medium range forecasts over India and neighbourhood. For this purpose, a seven day period starting from 15 March 1996 is chosen to study the impact of the data on the global analysis-forecasting system operational in India. Though one week data is utilized for the impact study, the complete data of March 1996 is used for examining quality, representativeness and consistency of the retrievals. In the operational system of the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), all types of data, including coarse resolution (500 km) global TOVS retrievals-coarse grid SATEM (CGS) data, received on GTS at hourly intervals are used in the assimilation cycle. For the present study the assimilation cycle is repeated for the above period by including high resolution data over the geographical regions covered by the New Delhi's high resolution picture transmission (HRPT) station and simultaneously removing coarse resolution SATEM data. The analysis and forecast fields thus generated are compared with the corresponding operational archives. The impact of the data is examined in terms of various objective scores and through circulation characteristics. The study reveals that the quality of high resolution SATEM (HRS) data is satisfactory and is such that it can be utilized in the global data assimilation system on real-time basis. A general improvement in the RMSE and ACC scores of the medium range forecasts is found over the data void equatorial sectors of the Indian Ocean after the incorporation of the HRS data fields in the assimilation cycle. With regard to a typical easterly wave activity of moderate intensity during the period of experimentation, a marginal modulation in low level vorticity and divergence forecasts is found to be improving the precipitation magnitudes over the south peninsular India as well.

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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
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Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2015 07:04
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2015 07:04
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/2099

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