A version of the SKIRON system is able to describe/forecast the dust cycle (uptake - transport - deposition). This development has taken place at the framework of the MEDUSE and SKIRON projects. The SKIRON/Dust system was the first model developed with the dust prediction capability.
The AM&WFG participated in a number of projects concerning marine applications such as MFS, MFSTEP, ENVIWAVE, POWWOW, POSEIDON I and II, NHREAS, MARINA PLATFORM, etc. The studies include air-sea interaction processes , atmospheric deposition , forecasting operations , Sea State and Wave Prediction . Also Support of Maritime Salvage operations and Analysis of past events .
The Atmospheric Modeling Group has extensive experience in air pollution studies. During the last years the group has undertaken several research activities on this subject. These activities are related to:
This research was based on simulations, performed with the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS/ICLAMS), the Hybrid Particle and Concentration Transport Model (HYPACT), the MDMS and CAMx models. The scientific team is also involved in several consulting activities related to air pollution, mainly involving environmental impact analysis, siting of new factories, etc.
The Group has involved in several studies related to Regional and Mesoscale Phenomena such as sea-land breezes, convective and frontal activities etc.
The Atmospheric Modeling Group has undertaken several research activities on Extreme Weather Phenomena and associated Natural Hazards. This research is focusing on model simulations performed with the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS/ICLAMS) and the SKIRON/DUST model. The scientific team is also involved in forensic activities related to damage from extreme weather events.
120-240 hour weather forecasting is provided daily from the AM&WFG for educational and general use purposes as well as for a number of dedicated customers. The SKIRON forecasting system is running daily at the premises of the group. In addition, satellite images and surface observations are provided.
Optimum utilization of frost protection methods. The studies are related to both field experiments and atmospheric modeling.
The group has several activities related to wind and energy applications. These activities are focusing on the site selection for wind parks and siting of wind generators (over land and offshore). The methodology followed is the field measurements and very high 3-dimensional atmospheric modeling (grid resolution of a few tens of meters). Support of wind farm operators as well as TSOs is provided on daily base by providing the requested forecasts
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