ERACLIM2 36M Review Meeting - Vienna, 19 January 2017

As part of the Work-Package 3 work, to demonstrate the value of reanalysis to revisit and understand past events, data have been used to reconstruct the weather conditions of the week around 13 December 1916. During this week, extreme snowfall over North-Easter Italy and Austria triggered many avalanches that caused the death of many thousand soldiers fighting in the Alps.

The ERA-CLIM2 M36 Review Meeting was held at the University of Vienna on 19 January 2017. During the meeting (the Agenda and the List of Participants can be accessed following the links at the top-right of this page), the Project Coordinator and the Work-Package Leader presented the status of the project to a representative of the European Commission and one external reviewer. In summary, the past 12 months have seen the CERA-20C reanalysis been completed: this is the first coupled reanalysis of the 20th century, a very impressive and unique achievement. CERA-20C is now being used to generate the CERA-20C/Land and CERA-20C/Carbon reanalyses. The production of few years of the CERA-SAT reanalysis has started: the aim is to complete 8-to-10 years, say from 2008 to date. Thanks to the extension more data are being rescued and post-processed, and are delivered to relevant data bases so that they can be used in future reanalysis (e.g. in the forthcoming C3S ERA5 reanalysis, and in the future C3S ERA6 reanalysis). Furthermore, new assimilation methods developed within the project are being integrated in the software depositories, and some of them will be tested to assess their possible impact on future reanalysis. The presentations given during the Review Meeting can be accessed following the links below.



Reports WP1 & WP5 by P Laloyaux and M Fuentes PDF icon
Report WP2 by M Martin et al PDF icon
Report WP3 by S Brönnimann PDF icon
Report WP4 by L Haimberger PDF icon
Report WP6-9, Outlook PDF icon