ALADIN
High Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction Project
Website of the ALADIN Consortium

JPEG - 6.5 Mb

After the Joint 25th ALADIN Workshop & HIRLAM All Staff Meeting 2015 (13-16/04/2015, Elsinore, Denmark), please consult the dedicated webpage : agenda, list of participants, pdf files of the presentations and posters, minutes of the discussions and working groups, some photos.

90 people from 23 countries (all the 16 ALADIN countries were represented in Elsinore) gave more than 50 presentations and presented about 35 posters. Some working groups and many side meetings also took place during the week.

The ALADIN Local Team Managers held their 18th meeting (the first one ever where all partners were represented).

The ALADIN CSSI and the HIRLAM Management Group had their annual coordination meeting on Friday, at the Danish Met Institute premises in Copenhagen.

The 5th edition of the combined Newsletter of the HIRLAM and ALADIN consortium will be dedicated to this 25th meeting. People who gave a presentation or presented a poster in Elsinore are kindly asked to write down an article and send it to Patricia before the end of July (please do use the proposed templates).

The concept of the ALADIN project was proposed by Météo-France in 1990, with the aim of building a mutually beneficial collaboration with the National Meteorological Services of Central and Eastern Europe. This collaboration was to be in the field of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), which provides the basis for the forecasting tools of modern meteorology. The easy to translate acronym (Aire Limitée Adaptation dynamique Développement InterNational) clearly indicates the major axes of this project at its beginnings.

20 years later, as defined in the 4th Memorandum of Understanding,

The goal of the ALADIN Collaboration is to improve the value of the meteorological, hydrological and environmental warning and forecast services delivered by all Members to their users, through the operational implementation of a NWP system capable of resolving horizontal scales from the meso-beta to the meso-gamma scale and improving the prediction of severe weather phenomena such as heavy precipitation, intensive convection and strong winds.

This objective will be fulfilled through continuation and expansion of the activities of the ALADIN Consortium in the field of High Resolution Short Range Weather Forecast, including:

  • Maintenance of an ALADIN System (...);
  • Joint research and development activities, on the basis of the common Strategic Plan and related Work Plans, with the aim of maintaining the ALADIN System at scientific and technical state of the art level within the NWP community;
  • Sharing scientific results, numerical codes, operational environments, related expertise and know-how, as necessary for all ALADIN Consortium members to conduct operational and research activities with the same tools.

About one hundred scientists, from sixteen countries, each with its own specificity in resources and knowledge base, are permanently contributing to the progress of ALADIN NWP system. They are working together on a modern code of the atmosphere that definitely deserves its proper place between the European state-of-the-art NWP models: 80 Full-Time Equivalent persons in the last years of the project’s life. This code is now operated every day in fifteen Euro-Mediterranean countries, on a huge variety of computing platforms ranging from a PC Cluster under Linux to Vector Computers.

ALADIN consortium had a number of unique successes in the past : for instance, the pluging of an existing physics parameterization in the existing code, leading to the AROME model; ALADIN is at the forefront of the gray-zone problematics with the ALARO physics; ALADIN dynamical core is remarkably stable; ...

ALADIN also allowed to build a high-level scientific team, distributed in sixteen countries that managed to reach the level of the best research centres, as witnessed by the PhD theses and publications in international journals. The General Assembly of Partners, the workshops, the meetings, the newsletters regularly offer opportunity of various exchanges within the ALADIN community.

ALADIN is preparing for the serious evolutions expected within the NWP landscape in the coming five to ten years. There is the ever-lasting question where to draw the line between resolved vs. parameterized processes. There is the question of the efficiency and the scalability of ALADIN dynamical core. There are the external drivers, such as the demands of the end users, and the evolution of the high-performance computing machines. Additionally a serious reorganization of the code is now at hand, in particular within the OOPS project. Besides that, the international meteorological context is steadily changing, specifically with the merger of the ALADIN and the HIRLAM consortia.

Section : ALADIN annual workshops (joint with HIRLAM ASM from 2007)

Table of contents Real time stream broadcasting Agenda & participants On-line presentations On-line posters A few photos Practical information and (...) Registration to the meeting List of participants

The Danish NMS hosts in Helsingor (Dk) the joint 25th (...)


Read more ...
Section : Governance

Table of contents General Assembly Program Manager, full-time Policy Advisory Committee ALADIN Local Teams Managers CSSI : Committee for Scientifi Support Team Task forces

The governance and the management of the ALADIN Consortium is defined by the 4th MoU and (...)


Read more ...
Section : ALADIN People : who, where, how to contact

Jean-François Geleyn passed away on 8 January 2015. Jean-François was suffering with his health recently, but the brutal course of events leaves the ALADIN community suddenly orphaned.

Jean-François’s impact on the current generation of NWP specialists is unparalleled, both scientifically and on a (...)


Read more ...
Section : ALADINers
Dezso
The ALADIN Project alas witnessed in the past years the too early death of some of its strong supporters and/or key participants. We lost ... Arlette Rigaud on 13 August 2000 Marian Wolek on 9 October 2002 Drazen Glasnovic on 19 Octover 2003 Tomaz Vrhovec on 29 December 2004 Vladimir Ivanovici (...)
Read more ...
Section : On-line registrations
List of participants to the 25th ALADIN Wk & 2015 HIRLAM ASM Back to the main page of the 25th Wk & 2015 ASM Back to the registration page
Read more ...
Section : On-line registrations
Registration Form : Application Deadline: 7th March, 2015 Consult the list of participants Back to the main page of the 25th Wk & 2015 ASM
Read more ...
Section : Documentation on cycles and coordination meetings
IFS/ARPEGE coordination meeting, Reading, June 15, 2015 IFS/ARPEGE coordination video-conf, March 17, 2015 Minutes of IFS/ARPEGE coordination video-conf, November 13, 2014 Minutes of IFS/ARPEGE coordination meeting, Toulouse, June 2, 2014 Minutes of IFS/ARPEGE coordination video-conf, March 18, (...)
Read more ...
Section : ALADIN, HIRLAM or HARMONIE Working Weeks

Table of contents HARMONIE System Working (...) Forecasters meeting Verification working weeks HIRLAM EPS Working Week SURFEX Working Weeks ALARO Working Days

Since MoU4, the ALADIN budget is used for working weeks (organisation and attendance funding) and, (...)


Read more ...
Section : Scientific plans and reports

Table of contents HIRLAM-ALADIN rolling plan Annual reports by PM to (...) HIRLAM-ALADIN rolling plan

As decided by the 16th General Assembly in November 2011, a common HIRLAM-ALADIN plan will span the period of the two MoUs of the two consortia, i.e. until (...)


Read more ...
Section : ALADIN, HIRLAM or HARMONIE Working Weeks
Table of contents Programme Presentations Photos Participants list Programme Presentations Piet Termonia: The ALADIN consortium: goals and work practices Neva Pristov: The physics of the model(ALARO) Claude Fischer: AROME France Christoph Zingerle: Model (...)
Read more ...
by JAM
Section : Visitors in Toulouse
The table below presents the list of Toulouse visitors for 2014 with the subject of their work, their mentor(s), the dates of their visit. NAMECOUNTRYSTARTENDSUBJECTMENTOR BOCHENEK BOGDAN POLAND 12/01/15 29/01/1 Phasing FISCHER SMERKOL PETER SLOVENIA 12/01/15 27/02/15 Phasing FISCHER LANCZ (...)
Read more ...
Section : About the aladin websites

After the Joint 25th ALADIN Workshop & HIRLAM All Staff Meeting 2015 (13-16/04/2015, Elsinore, Denmark), please consult the dedicated webpage : agenda, list of participants, pdf files of the presentations and posters, minutes of the discussions and working groups, some photos.

90 people (...)


Read more ...









ALATNET
Article published on 1 March 2004
by Patricia

ALADIN Training NETwork (ALATNET) was the name of a project (1st March 2000 - 29 February 2004) supported by the TMR/IHP Programme of the European Community. It aimed at diversifying and widening the international research effort arount the Numerical Weather Prediction Limited Area Model (ALADIN) with basic objective to built the ALADIN NWP system up to a state where it can treat the dynamics and physics of atmospheric phenomena at scales down to 10 km and where it can assimilate in a continuous and balanced mode all relevant data for the prediction of extreme weather events. ALATNET offered pre-Doc and post-Doc positions in 5 teams. Theoretical training courses, exploring the leading-edge topics of NWP (high-resolution modelling, data assimilation, numerical methods) and open to the whole European NWP community, were organized regularly and completed the local, practical, training for newcomers.

See some manpower and money statistics about ALATNET.

See informations about ALATNET PhD thesis.

See also all information on the "old" alatnet website.

News

Some photos
at random

Identification Identification





Site created with SPIP
with the template ESCAL-V3