Numerical weather prediction (NWP) over Israel is a challenging goal. The geographical nature of the region, mainly characterized by the sea-land interfaces along the Mediterranean and Red-Sea coasts, complex topography along the west and north regions and a mosaic of land characteristics including different types of vegetations, urban and dessert areas, results in complex mesoscale and microscale flows. In addition, the synoptic flow patterns of the region lead to a wide variety of weather regimes that have been widely characterized and classified (see e.g., Alpert et al., 2004 and references therein). As a result, NWP over the region implies a multi-scale problem that ranges from the synoptic to the meso-beta and gamma scales. Therefore, the use of an advanced mesoscale model in a nested configuration is a requirement in this case.
|Original language||English GB|
|State||Published - 8 Jul 2015|