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Comparison of ALADIN and IFS model wind speeds over the Adriatic

Dutour Sikirić, Mathieu; Janeković, Ivica; Tomažić, Igor; Kuzmić, Milivoj; Roland, Aron (2015) Comparison of ALADIN and IFS model wind speeds over the Adriatic. Acta Adriatica, 56 (1). pp. 67-82. ISSN 0001-5113

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The wind output from atmospheric models is a fundamental forcing data of oceanic models. Here we consider the wind output from the ALADIN and IFS models and compare it with the results of scatterometer and altimeter estimates of wind speed for the Adriatic Sea. We use data of 19 different meteorological and platform stations for comparisons. A five year period from 2009 to 2012 is considered for the comparison. As a consequence, we conclude that overall both models give very similar statistical results with a scatter index of 0.33 for IFS and 0.35 for ALADIN for the altimeters. The difference is that ALADIN appears to be better in the Northern Adriatic while IFS seems better in the Southern Adriatic. A possible explanation could be that the higher resolution of ALADIN is crucial to resolve the bora wind in the Northern part of the Adriatic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: altimeter; scatterometer; wind speed; Adriatic sea
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geology
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Exploring the Adriatic Sea Dynamics using Advanced Data Assimilation Methods and Measurements (Istraživanje dinamike Jadrana pomoću naprednih mjerenja i metode asimilacije podataka)-ADAM-ADRIAIvica JanekovićIP-11-2013-5928HRZZ
Depositing User: Ivica Janeković
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2016 14:40

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