Challenges in forecasting local heavy rainfall in mountainous regions

Artur Gevorgyan

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A new study has used initial and lateral boundary conditions produced by ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System (IFS) to investigate the predictability of a highly localised heavy rain event in mountainous terrain in Armenia using a limited-area model. The study illustrates the importance of high-quality initial and boundary conditions and highlights challenges in accurately forecasting such events.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationEuropean Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
PublisherEuropean Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts * Research Department
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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