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Symposium on Coupled Chemistry-Meteorology/Climate Modelling

Status and Relevance for Numerical Weather Prediction, Air Quality and Climate Research

WMO Headquarters, Geneva, 
Switzerland 23-25 February 2015

Monday 23/2/2015


Registration opens


Symposium Opening

Welcome from WMO, Deon Terblanche, Research Director

Session 1: Coupled chemistry-meteorology systems

Greg Carmichael (chair), Georg Grell (rapporteur)


Alexander Baklanov

Online coupled meteorology-chemistry modelling: review of current status and further opportunities


Rohit Mathur

How Well Can Coupled Models Simulate Multi-Decadal Trends in Tropospheric Aerosol Burden and its Radiative Effects across the Northern Hemisphere?


Johannes Flemming

Atmospheric Chemistry in ECMWF's Integrated Forecasting System.


Eigil Kaas

Numerical treatment of the transport problem in on-coupled atmospheric models


Astrid Manders-Groot

Modelling the radiative impacts of aerosols: off-line versus on-line approach


Coffee break

Session 2: Key processes and interactions

Bernhard Vogel (chair), Paul Makar (rapporteur)


Yang Zhang

Online-Coupled WRF-CAM5 Modeling over East Asia: Multi-Year Evaluation, Model Improvement, and Aerosol Indirect Effects


Renate Forkel

The EuMetChem multi-model case studies on aerosol feedbacks


George Kallos

Links and Feedbacks between Aerosol, Radiation, Cloud and Precipitation in the RAMS/ICLAMS Modelling System 


Svitlana Krakovska

Towards improving parameterizations of mixed stratus cloud/fog formation in climate models and NWP


Ralph Lehmann

Determination of pathways in chemical reaction systems: an algorithm and applications to atmospheric chemistry


Lunch break

Session 2  continued

Renate Forkel (chair), Yang Zhang (rapporteur)


Paul Makar

Coupled Chemistry-Meteorology:  Simulations at 2.5km Resolution


Slobodan Nickovic

Modelling of cold cloud formation due to atmospheric dust


Orestis Speyer

Investigation of direct radiative effects of aerosols due to changes in domestic heating fuel


Georgiy Stenchikov

Radiative and  Meteorological Effects of Air Pollution and Dust over the Arabian Peninsula

Session 3: CCMMs for climate studies

Annica Ekman (chair), Michel Rixen (rapporteur)


Michaela Hegglin

The IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative


Øystein Hov

Climate-chemistry interactions in an Earth System Model (NorESM)


Coffee break and Poster Session with guided poster show

Session 3  continued

Øystein Hov (chair), Michaela Hegglin (rapporteur)


Thierno Doumbia

Evolution of the Chemical Composition of the Atmosphere over the Past Three Decades: Comparisons of Chemistry-Climate Model Simulations with Observations


Peter Colarco

The NASA Goddard Earth Observing Chemistry-Climate Model and its application to aerosol-chemistry-climate interactions


Pierre Nabat

Aerosol modeling in a regional climate models: prognostic scheme or monthly climatologies, which consequences on regional climate?


Prabir Patra

Diagnosing inter-hemispheric OH distribution and transport in chemistry and transport models


Anna Possner / Ulrike Lohmann

Uncertainties in climate prediction: The influence of aerosol particles on clouds and climate


END Presentations Day 1


Icebreaker Reception

Tuesday 24/2/2015

Session 4: CCMMs for air quality and atmospheric composition

Rohit Mathur (chair), Nicolas Moussiopoulos (rapporteur)


Stefano Galmarini

Ensemble summary of the AQMEII Phase 2 model evaluation activities and the role and relevance of international model evaluation studies


Giovanna Finzi

Impact of pollutant emission reductions on summertime aerosol feedbacks: a case study over the Po Valley


Michael Prather

Evaluation of Present and Future Surface Ozone as Simulated by Chemistry-Climate Models


S.T. Rao

Discussion on inherent uncertainties in atmospheric modeling: altering the initial state


Fiona Tummon

Diagnosing changes in European tropospheric ozone over the past 50 years


Ashraf Zakey

Climate change impacts on surface ozone: Using the Online integrated climate-chemistry model (EnvClimA)


Coffee break

Session 5: CCMMs for NWP and meteorology

Alexander Baklanov (chair), Sylvain Joffre (rapporteur)


Saulo Freitas

Evaluating the Impact of Aerosols on Numerical Weather Prediction


Heike Vogel

Impact of mineral dust particles on the forecast of temperature and photovoltaic power


Georg Grell

Evaluating the impact of aerosols on numerical weather prediction: The use of an aerosol aware convective parameterization


Samuel Rémy

Evaluating aerosol impacts on Numerical Weather Prediction in an extreme dust event


Oriol Jorba

Direct radiative effect of mineral dust on meteorology for dust outbreak events over the Mediterranean in summer 2012


Lunch break

Session 5  continued

Saulo Freitas (chair), Nick Savage (rapporteur)


Bernhard Vogel

Dynamic aerosol in numerical weather forecast: nice to have or necessary?


Laura Rontu / Emily Gleeson

Aerosols in the HARMONIE NWP model - aerosol radiative effects and further


Bent Sass

Integrated Meteorology-Aerosol-Chemistry Modelling for NWP Applications: Present Status, Future Steps and Challenges


Manu Anna Thomas

Development of prognostic aerosol-cloud interactions in a chemistry transport model coupled to a regional climate model


Gregory Thompson

A study showing impacts of aerosols on clouds and precipitation associated with a large winter cyclone


Velle Toll

Aerosol direct radiative effect during summer 2010 wildfires in Russia simulated with NWP model HARMONIE


Coffee break and Poster Session with guided poster show

Session 6: Model evaluation

Heinke Schlünzen (chair), Stefano Galmarini (rapporteur)


Dominik Brunner

Fit for purpose? Application and evaluation of coupled chemistry and meteorology models


Jacek Kaminski et all.

New air quality observations from satellite missions


Sara Basart

Extensive Comparison between a set of European Dust Regional Models and Observations in the Western Mediterranean for the Summer 2012 Pre-ChArMEx/TRAQA Campaign


Mark Jacobson

Coupling wind and solar energy systems with feedback to a coupled air pollution, weather, climate, and ocean model, GATOR-GCMOM


END Presentations Day 2


Conference Dinner


End Dinner

Wednesday 25/2/2015

Session 7: Data assimilation and data requirements

Christian Seigneur (chair), Johannes Flemming (rapporteur)


Greg Carmichael

Improving Air Quality (and weather) Predictions via Application of New Data Assimilation Techniques Applicable to Coupled Models


Arlindo da Silva

The GEOS-5 Aerosol Forecasting and Data Assimilation System


Sushil Kumar Dash

Impacts of Aerosols and Changing Climate on Indian Summer Monsoon and Extreme Events


Coffee break


Plenary discussion on outcome

Moderators: Øystein Hov, Greg Carmichael, Alexander Baklanov

Short reports by chairs or/and raporters for each topics

- Summary of papers and posters of the session,

- Main challenges and gaps in the field,

- Answers on the relevant key questions (see in the 2nd announce),

- Recommendations for future research.

-Alexander Baklanov - CCMM Symposium Plenary Discussions


End of the CCMM Symposium


Lunch break


COST EuMetChem MC Meeting (COST internal only)




End COST Action

Poster Sessions

All posters are displayed during all days.

Guided poster tour at Monday and Tuesday

Monday 23/2/2015 – 15:15-16:15

Session 1: Coupled chemistry-meteorology systems

Greg Carmichael (chair), Georg Grell (rapporteur)


Alexander Mahura

Science-Education: Online Integrated Modelling of Aerosol-Chemistry-Meteorology Effects using Enviro-HIRLAM

Session 2: Key processes and interactions

Bernhard Vogel (chair), Paul Makar (rapporteur)


Roman Nuterman

Improvement of Enviro-HIRLAM weather forecasting through inclusion of cloud-aerosol interactions


Daniel Rieger

Feedback between Natural Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics within ICON-ART


Roland Ruhnke

Investigating convective tropospheric transport processes and large scale stratospheric dynamics with ICON-ART

Session 3: CCMMs for climate studies

Annica Ekman (chair), Michael Gauss (rapporteur)


Annica Ekman

Impact of European aerosol emission reductions on Arctic climate


Markus Schultze

Impacts of different aerosol climatologies on the European climate during the last decades


Amir Yadghar

An integrated GIS-based air quality and climate change modeling methodology

#8 Roberto San Jose
Hight resolution urban health impacts of global climate scenarios: DECUMANUS project

Session 5: CCMMs for NWP and meteorology

Saulo Freitas (chair), Sylvain Joffre (rapporteur)


Chinmay Kumar Jena

Changes on monsoon precipitation over South Asia due to anthropogenic aerosols: A case study using WRF-Chem model


Alexander Kirsanov

Quasi-operational use of the COSMO-Ru7-ART Chemical-Transport Model at the Hydrometcenter of Russia


Alexander Mahura

Enviro-HIRLAM Modelling of Regional and Urban Meteorology and Chemistry Patterns for Summer 2009 Paris Campaign


Julia Palamarchuk

Aerosol effects on the physical weather in the Harmonie model


Emily Gleeson

Aerosols in HARMONIE Radiative Effects and further Perspectives

Session 6: Model evaluation

Heinke Schlünzen (chair), Stefano Galmarini (rapporteur)


Marina Astitha

Discussion on inherent uncertainties in atmospheric modeling: altering the initial state


Sara Basart

The SDS-WAS North Africa-Middle East-Europe Regional Node activities: Different approaches to dust forecast evaluation


Virginie Buchard

Evaluation of surface PM 2.5 in the NASA MERRA Aerosol Reanalysis over the United States


Jacek Kaminski

New air quality observations from Sentinel, GEMS and TEMPO missions


Werner Thomas

European ceilometer and lidar networks - aerosol retrieval, transport phenomena and future applications

Tuesday 24/2/2015 – 15:15-16:15

Session 4: CCMMs for air quality and atmospheric composition

Rohit Mathur (chair), Nicolas Moussiopoulos (rapporteur)


Serdar Bagis

Modelling of Air Pollution Distribution with Chimere And WRF-Chem: A Case Study for Istanbul


Pelin Cansu Cavus

Air Pollution Modelling Studies for Metropolitan Area of Istanbul


Deniz Hazel Diren

A Case Study for Urban Effects on Meteorological Parameters by Enviro-HIRLAM


Fonseca Hernandez

An air quality forecasting system based on WRF-Chem over Cuba: preliminary results.


Goran Gasparac

Air quality modeling during stable atmospheric conditions


Sachin Ghude

Influence of springtime biomass burning in South Asia on regional Air Quality: A regional model based study


I Yayoi Inomata

Temporal variation of particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in Northeast Asia

Session 4 cntd.

Jose M Baldasano (chair), Ana Isabel Miranda (rapporteur)


Alexander Kurganskiy

Birch pollen modeling for Denmark: spring 2006 episode.


Silvana Maldaner

Simulating the contaminants dispersion in a shear-dominated stable boundary layer


Nicolas Moussiopoulos

Using regional online coupled model results for estimating concentration increments in urban areas by means of a statistical approach


Varun Sheel

Distribution of trace gases over South Asia: role of CCMs


Cardoso da Silveira

Modeling the concentration of contaminants in stable wind meandering situation employing the advection-diffusion equation and asymptotic diffusivities


Huseyin Toros

A Case Study of Online Enviro-HIRLAM and WRF-CHEM Model using global emission data during an air pollution episode in Istanbul


Prodromos Zanis

Evaluation of the dust scheme in the regional climate model RegCM4 using the dust satellite product LIVAS over Europe and North Africa

Session 7: Data assimilation and data requirements

Christian Seigneur (chair), Johannes Flemming (rapporteur)


Kuvar Satya Singh

Impact of radiance data assimilation for prediction of a land-falling Bay of Bengal cyclone using mesoscale model


Prodromos Zanis

Evaluation of MACCII near surface ozone reanalysis over Europe


Rapporteurs / Brain storming Teams for each of the seven Sessions/Topics              (more persons are welcome to join):

1. Coupled chemistry-meteorology systems:

Greg Carmichael (chair), Georg Grell, Peter Suppan, Alexander Baklanov (rapporteurs)

2. Key processes:

Bernhard Vogel (chair), Paul Makar, Renate Forkel, Yang Zhang (rapporteurs),

3. CCMMs for climate studies:

Øystein Hov (chair), Michel Rixen, Michael Gauss, Annica Ekman, Michaela Hegglin (rapporteurs)

4. CCMMs for air quality and atmospheric composition:

Rohit Mathur (chair), Veronique Bouchet, Nicolas Moussiopoulos, Jose M Baldasano, Ana Isabel Miranda (rapporteurs)

5. CCMMs for NWP and meteorology:

Saulo Freitas (chair), Sylvain Joffre, Vincent-Henri Peuch, Nick Savage (rapporteurs)

6. Model evaluation:

Heinke Schlünzen (chair), Dominik Brunner, S.T. Rao, Stefano Galmarini, Christian Hogrefe (rapporteurs)

7. Data assimilation:

Christian Seigneur (chair), Johannes Flemming (rapporteur).