- THE ACTION
- WORKING GROUPS
- MEDIA ROOM
The initiative is dedicated to the Dynamics and operational Forecasts of Mediterranean cyclones (DynForMed). Platon Patlakas has replaced the previous initiative leader Philipp Zschenderlein, and he is currently collecting operational forecasts from participants, starting with a case study (the recent Medicane Ianos) to test the technical side and develop diagnostics, with the later goal to setup an operational website with current forecasts.
If you run (or have access to) operational forecasts and want to contribute, please contact
Platon Patlakas at platon[at]mg.uoa.gr
Florian Pantillon at florian.pantillon[at]aero.obs-mip.fr
The purpose of this initiative is the definition of what exactly is a “Mediterranean tropical cyclone”, aka Medicane. In the literature, the term “Medicane” has been adopted in different ways, depending on the purpose of the study and the tool adopted for the analysis. Marcello Miglietta is currently gathering the interested community members to start a discussion on how best to combine meteorological and climate point of views to converge towards a shared definition of a medicane.
Here is the leaflet on Medicanes: Mediterranean Hurricanes. Feel free to disseminate it among your peers.
For more information please contact Mario Marcello Miglietta at m.miglietta[at]isac.cnr.it
Cyclone tracks are the most fundamental tool we use across WGs in the action, and here Manos Flaounas aims to coordinate the best use of tracking tools, and produce a database for the tracks, including information on their reliability. Participants apply their own tracking algorithm to the same dataset (ERA5) at 2 different resolutions (0.25° and 0.5°), 4 frequencies (hourly, 2, 3, 6 h). Usually, tracking methods provide only part of the tracks (segments) and miss other parts especially the initial phase. Putting them together, hopefully the complete tracks will be captured.
For more information and on how to contribute, please contact Emmanouil Flaounas at em.flaounas[at]hcmr.gr