Articles | Volume 2, issue 3
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 561–580, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-561-2021
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 561–580, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-561-2021

Research article 08 Jul 2021

Research article | 08 Jul 2021

The impact of GPS and high-resolution radiosonde nudging on the simulation of heavy precipitation during HyMeX IOP6

Alberto Caldas-Alvarez et al.

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Model data to "The impact of GPS and high-resolution radiosonde nudging on the simulation of heavy precipitation during HyMeX IOP6" by Caldas-Alvarez et al., (2021) Alberto Caldas-Alvarez, Samiro Khodayar, Peter Knippertz https://doi.org/10.5445/IR/1000127550

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Short summary
The prediction capabilities of GPS, operational (low-resolution) and targeted (high-resolution) radiosondes for data assimilation in a Mediterranean heavy precipitation event at different model resolutions are investigated. The results show that even if GPS provides accurate observations, their lack of vertical information hampers the improvement, demonstrating the need for assimilating radiosondes, where the location and timing of release was more determinant than the vertical resolution.