Gabriella Szepszo

Research Department, Research Integrated Forecast Systems Section, System Design Group

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Profile
Summary: 

Gabriella joined the OpenIFS team of the ECMWF Research Department in August 2017 to work on idealised configurations of the IFS/OpenIFS models in framework of the Graduate Training Programme. She came from the Hungarian Meteorological Service, where she was coordinating the regional climate modelling activity as well as teaching the numerical weather prediction and dynamical modelling for meteorology and applied mathematics students at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.

Professional interests: 
  • Numerical weather prediction (NWP):
    • High-resolution wind climatology investigations with the ALADIN NWP model
    • Short-range limited area ensemble forecasts with ALADIN
  • Regional climate modelling:
    • Adaptation, test and use of the REMO regional climate model
    • Climate services for climate impact studies
    • Preparation of national climate change strategy
  • Education:
    • University lectures on numerical stability, finite difference methods, Galjorkin methods, lateral boundary conditions, data assimilation
    • Using ALADIN/CHAPEAU and OpenIFS in teaching practical NWP
    • Training the users and the society how to apply and interpret NWP and climate model results

Career background: 
Education
  • 2014: PhD, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (Climate dynamics investigations for the Carpathian Basin with the REMO regional climate model)
  • 2013: MSc in Meteorology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Employment history
  • 2017– : graduate trainee, ECMWF, UK, Research Department, Integrated Forecast Systems Section
  • 2011–2017: team leader, Hungarian Meteorological Service, Regional Climate Modelling Group
  • 2006–2010: researcher, Hungarian Meteorological Service, Numerical Modeling and Climate Dynamics Division
  • 2003–2005: researcher, Hungarian Meteorological Service, Division for Numerical Weather Prediction
Experience

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Projects:

  • 2016–2017: coordination of the national KlimAdat project (2016–2020)
  • 2016–2017: participation in the DECM Copernicus C3S project
  • 2014–2016: coordination of the RCMGiS, participation in the KRIGiS EEA projects
  • Participation in the ORIENTGATE SEE project (2012–2014), the VALUE COST Action (2012–2015), the CLAVIER EU FP6 project (2006–2009), the ECCONET EU FP7 project (2010–2013), in 2 national R&D projects on atmospheric renewable energy (2002–2005) and on climate dynamics studies (2004–2007)

Awards:

  • 2017: Dévényi Dezső Numerical Prognostic Commemorative Medal
  • 2010: WMO Young Researcher Publication Award
Publications
 

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Complete list of publications

 
 
 

[Books]  [Peer-reviewed papers]  [Journal papers]  [Reports]  [Newsletters]  [PhD Thesis]

 

Book chapters

 

Szűcs, M., Horányi, A., Szépszó, G., 2016: Ensemble forecasting in numerical weather prediction. In: Mathematical Problems in Meteorological Modelling (eds.: Bátkai, A., Csomós, P., Faragó, I., Horányi, A., Szépszó, G.), Springer International Publishing, 239–261, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40157-7_11.

Szabó, P., Szépszó, G., 2016: Quantifying sources of uncertainty in temperature and precipitation projections over Central Europe. In: Mathematical Problems in Meteorological Modelling (eds.: Bátkai, A., Csomós, P., Faragó, I., Horányi, A., Szépszó, G.), Springer International Publishing, 207–237, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40157-7_12.

Szépszó G., 2013: Exercises in numerical weather prediction (in Hungarian). In: Classical dynamical meteorological exercises 2 (edited by Weidinger, T., Tasnádi, P.), online teaching book. [PDF]

Szépszó G., Bölöni G., Horányi A., Szűcs M., 2013: The numerical weather prediction models: spatial and temporal scale, data assimilation discretization, parametrization, probabilistic forecasts, climate modelling (in Hungarian). In: Applied numerical weather prediction (edited by Weidinger, T., Gyöngyösi, A. Z.), online teaching book. [PDF]

Bartholy J., Horányi, A., Krüzselyi, I., Pieczka, I., Pongrácz, R., Szabó, P., Szépszó, G., Torma, Cs., 2011: The expected climate change based on dynamical model results (in Hungarian). In: Klímaváltozás – 2011: Klímaszcenáriók a Kárpát-medence térségére, 170–234. [PDF]

Horányi A., Szépszó, G., Bartholy, J., Pongrácz, R., 2011: Limitations of the climate models (in Hungarian). In: Klímaváltozás – 2011: Klímaszcenáriók a Kárpát-medence térségére, 85–91. [PDF]

Bartholy J., Pongrácz, R., Horányi, A., Szépszó, G., 2011: Regional climate models (in Hungarian). In: Klímaváltozás – 2011: Klímaszcenáriók a Kárpát-medence térségére, 78–84. [PDF]

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Peer-reviewed journal papers

 

Szépszó, G., Lingemann, I., Klein, B., Kovács, M., 2014: Impact of climate change on hydrological conditions of Rhine and Upper Danube rivers based on the results of regional climate and hydrological models. Natural Hazards 72, 241–262. IF=1.958, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-013-0987-1.

Krüzselyi, I., Bartholy, J., Horányi, A., Pieczka, I., Pongrácz, R., Szabó, P., Szépszó, G., and Torma, Cs., 2011: The future climate characteristics of the Carpathian Basin based on a regional climate model mini-ensemble. Advances in Science and Research 6, 69–73. [PDF]

Szépszó, G., 2011: Diagnostic study of the influence of lateral boundary conditions for the REMO RCM simulations over the Carpathian Basin. Advances in Science and Research 6, 87–94. [PDF]

Szépszó, G. and Horányi, A., 2010: Validation of the dynamically adapted high-resolution wind forecasts for the wind power stations in Hungary. Időjárás 114, 1–2, 57–77. IF=0.548 [PDF]

Szépszó, G., 2008: Regional change of extreme characteristics over Hungary based on different regional climate models of the PRUDENCE project. Időjárás 112, 3–4, 265–284. [PDF]

Szépszó, G. and Horányi, A., 2008: Transient simulation of the REMO regional climate model and its evaluation over Hungary. Időjárás 112, 3–4, 203–231. [PDF]

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Journal papers

 

Szépszó, G., 2008: First results with the REMO regional climate model at the Hungarian Meteorological Service. CLIVAR Exchanges 46, 13 (3), 24–26.

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Project reports

 

Szépszó, G., Illy, T., Szabó, P., Otto, J., Viktor, E., Madsen, M.S., Christensen, O.B., Kämäräinen, M., Mäkelä, A., Ruosteenoja, K., 2017: Inter-comparison matrix for CMIP and CORDEX data used in climate service. Project Report, DECM (C3S_51_Lot4), May 2017, 43 p.

Illy, T., Szabó, P., Szépszó, G., Otto, J., Madsen, M.S., Christensen, O.B., Kämäräinen, M., Mäkelä, A., Ruosteenoja, K., 2017: Catalogue on CORDEX data provision, applicability and volume. Project Report, DECM (C3S_51_Lot4), March 2017, 74 p.

Illy, T., Szabó, P., Szépszó, G., Otto, J., Viktor, E., Madsen, M.S., Christensen, O.B., Ruosteenoja, K., 2016: Catalogue on CMIP data provision, applicability and volume. Project Report, ABC4CDE (C3S_51_Lot4), December 2016, 68 p.

Sábitz, J., Szépszó, G., Zsebeházi, G., Szabó, P., Illy, T., Bartholy, J., Pieczka, I., Pongrácz, R., 2015: Application of indicators based on regional climate model results. NAGiS EEA-C11-1 report summary in English (edited by Szépszó, G.), June 2015, 11 p. [PDF]

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Papers in newsletters

 

Szépszó, G., Carver, G., 2018: New forecast evaluation tool for OpenIFS. ECMWF Newsletter 156, 14–15. [LINK]

Szabóné André, K., Szépszó, G., 2015: Using OpenIFS to describe weather events in the Carpathian Basin. ECMWF Newsletter 145, pp. 11. [PDF]

Zsebeházi, G., Krüzselyi, I., Szépszó, G., 2015: Study of urban climatology over Budapest with SURFEX/TEB model at the Hungarian Meteorological Service. ALADIN/HIRLAM Newsletter 5, 107–113. [PDF]

Kertész, S., Szépszó, G., Lábó, E., Radnóti, G. and Horányi, A., 2005: Dynamical downscaling of the ECMWF ERA-40 re-analyses with the ALADIN model. ALADIN/ALATNET Newsletter 28, 78–83. [PDF]

Hágel, E. and Szépszó, G., 2004: Preliminary results of LAMEPS experiments at the Hungarian Meteorological Service. ALADIN/ALATNET Newsletter 26/9, 44–52. [PDF]

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PhD Thesis

 

Szépszó, G., 2014: Climate dynamics investigations for the Carpathian Basin with the REMO regional climate model. Theses of the PhD dissertation, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, PhD School for Earth Sciences, Geography–Meteorology Program. [PDF]

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