Title: Evaluation of WRF model performance in different European regions with the DELTA-FAIRMODE evaluation tool
Authors: MIGLIETTA MarcelloTHUNIS PhilippeGEORGIEVA EmiliaPEDERZOLI AnnaBESSAGNET B.TERRENOIRE EtienneCOLETTE Augustin
Citation: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION vol. 50 no. 1/2/3/4 p. 83-97
Publisher: INDERSCIENCE ENTERPRISES LTD
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC71777
ISSN: 0957-4352
URI: http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=IJEP
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC71777
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: One-year (2006) WRF model simulations performed at a European scale and ECMWF-IFS forecasts are compared with 10m wind speed and 2m temperature observations from around 1200 surface stations. A statistical evaluation on the modelled meteorological fields is performed using the DELTA software, developed in the framework of FAIRMODE, the forum for air quality modellers relevant to the application of the European Air Quality Directive. In terms of wind speed, ECMWF forecasts are pretty good over most of the domain, while WRF model simulations are less skillful, e.g. they show a larger bias and RMSE. Regarding 2m temperature, performance criteria are better satisfied by both modelling systems. Finally, the models' statistics are exemplified in a couple of specific areas: near Berlin, one of the urban areas showing a better model performance, and in the Alpine region, where the model skill is very poor.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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