Aladin 10m Wind [72h]
ALADIN Numerical Weather Prediction Project is the collaboration 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:
- to prepare and maintain a NWP system for use on limited geographic areas, this requiring only moderate computing power while allowing a zoom effect with respect to the coupling model ARPEGE;
- to work with small domains and high spatial resolution in mind: the informed assumption here is the important meteorological events at those fine scales (local winds, breezes, thunderstorms lines, ...) are mainly the result of a so-called "dynamical" adaptation to the characteristics of the earth's surface;
- to build an international top-level NWP tool, in order that all partners may take part in a true NWP development, with the aim that everyone may eventually use the result of the common effort.