Short-range probabilistic forecasting of convective risks for aviation based on a lagged-average-forecast ensemble approach

Osinski, Robert ; Bouttier, François

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<p align=justify>An hourly initialized numerical weather prediction model, AROME-NWC, optimized for nowcasting purposes was used in this study to predict the probabilities of occurrence of convective aviation risks by generating an ensemble of time-lagged forecasts. The objective is the prediction of echotop and reflectivity maximum based on simulated 3D radar reflectivity columns. Forecasts were postprocessed using an upscaling of the model output fields in order to account for uncertainties in horizontal positions. Simulated radar reflectivities were bias corrected using a quantile-to-quantile mapping resulting in an improvement of the ensemble performance. A lagged-average-forecast ensemble was then constructed in order to blend mesoscale deterministic and ensemble forecasts, using numerical weather prediction systems that will soon be available in real time. The probabilities of reflectivities predicted by the ensemble are shown to have objective value at thresholds that are meaningful for air traffic control. Possible applications for aviation management purposes are discussed.</p>
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