This site documents the status of MAP and MAP D-PHASE as of 28.4.2009, the publication date of the report on the WWRP Forecast Demonstration Project D-PHASE entitled "MAP D-PHASE: Demonstrating forecast capabilities for flood events in the Alpine region". Updated information on D-PHASE can be obtained from www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/web/en/research/current_projects/forecast/dphase.html
| D-PHASE stands for
Demonstration of Probabilistic Hydrological and Atmospheric Simulation of flood Events in the Alpine region
and is a Forecast Demonstration Project (FDP) of the WWRP (World Weather Research Programme of WMO). It aims at demonstrating some of the many achievements of the Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP), in particular the ability of forecasting heavy precipitation and related flooding events in the Alpine region.
The MAP FDP addresses the entire forecasting chain ranging from limited-area ensemble forecasting, high-resolution atmospheric modelling (km-scale), hydrological modelling, and nowcasting to decision making by the end users, by setting up an end-to-end forecasting system.
The D-PHASE Operations Period (DOP) has been from 1 June to 30 November 2007.
Contact: MAP D-PHASE Coordinator, c/o MeteoSwiss, Kraehbuehlstrasse 58, CH-8044 Zuerich