The forecasting chain is based on the 18 UTC, ECMWF forecasts at 0.25 degree resolution. The chain comprises the hydrostatic model BOLAM, which is driven directly by the global model, and the non-hydrostatic model MOLOCH (horizontal resolution 0.02 degrees), which is nested in cascade using a 1-way nesting procedure. BOLAM run starts at 18 UTC, MOLOCH is nested at 00 UTC.
MOLOCH domain is smaller than official DPHASE domain. A 48-h MOLOCH forecast is provided daily.
Only a sub-set of TIGGE list is provided (see DS).
More information available here: http://www.isac.cnr.it/~dinamica/ Grid description:
lat-lon Arakawa C grid. Rotated equidistant grid.
DDOM: xfirst: -3.5 yfirst: -14.0 xsize: 330.0 ysize: 290.0 xinc: 0.021 yinc: 0.02 xnpole: -170.0 ynpole: 32.5
Davolio, Silvio; Buzzi, A.; Malguzzi, P.; Drofa, O. (2009). dphase_isacmol2: MOLOCH high-resolution forecasts driven by ECMWF forecasts run by ISAC-CNR for the MAP D-PHASE project. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/dphase_isacmol2
All the pictures are missing (grib data ok)
Alternative pictures may be found at www.isac.cnr.it/dinamica/projects/dphase 14 Jul 2007 (only forecast up to +42h)
03 Aug 2007 (file mtpq missing)
According to agreements within DPHASE data from timesteps not delivered in time could be missing. In this case a dummy file was created and inserted in the database.
- control of 'CERA UI Compact' metadata by author
- control of file transfer with check sum
- check of start and end date with qual.sh (APR 2009)
- check of number of data points with qual.sh (APR 2009)
- check continous time with cera_check.check_continuous_time.CHECK_EXPERIMENT (APR 2009)