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Quantitative precipitation forecasting in complex terrain: Results of the Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS) and other campaigns (co-sponsored by the World Weather Research Program of the WMO)
Convener: V. Wulfmeyer  | Co-Conveners: A. Behrendt , P. Di Girolamo , M. Dorninger , M. Rotach 
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 24 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Room 7
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 24 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Hall X/Y

Description: This session is dealing with recent results achieved within the scope of WWRP projects such as the Research and Development Project
COPS and the Forecast Demonstration Project D-PHASE. Research topics are:
- the role of land-surface exchange on the temporal-spatial structure of convection initiation
- ABL structure in complex terrain
- aerosol-cloud-precipitation microphysics in complex terrain
- key processes leading to convection initiation
- the organisation and lifetime of convection
- predictive skill of forecast systems particularly on the convection-permitting scale
- probabilistic QPF based on variational and ensemble-based data assimilation
- key observing systems and networks in complex terrain.