Convection-Permitting Reanalysis

HErZ Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics has set up and run a regional reanalysis in a convection-permitting setup (COSMO-REA2) for Central Europe. The results for the processed period (2007-2013) indicate that the representation of small-scale features are better compared to other reanalysis products especially for precipitation. Evaluation of the reanalysis data set is ongoing with a focus on other parameters, e.g., total water vapor content.

New data have been produced for 2014 and 2015 which are currently evaluated for release to extend the existing COSMO-REA2. We are also in the process of further producing data to include the years 2016 to 2018.