Dr. Radmila Brožková
Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016 Geospatial, Hydrometeorological and GNSS (GEOMETOC) Workshop 2016
Head of Numerical Weather Prediction Department
Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
Seamless Weather Forecast by the ALADIN System
Numerical weather prediction models are key strategic and cross‐cutting components in prediction systems regarding the atmospheric, hydrological and air pollution aspects as well as numerous ensuing applications. Here we present main features of the ALADIN System being jointly developed by 16 countries, including Czech Republic. We especially focus on the seamless forecast concept in the sense the System can be used in various applications on the different time and space scales, where the requirement is to provide qualitatively very homogeneous results across the varying grid‐mesh sizes. Besides the overview of main choices of the System, we will show some recent realization examples brought in by modern advancements in turbulence and thermodynamic theories and/or in the costeffective pairing of microphysics with the radiative computations.
Mrs. Radmila Brožková is the chief engineer in meteorology specialized in the field of the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP). Her responsibility is to lead the research and development as well as the operational deployment of the NWP model ALADIN at the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI). She is also vice‐chair of the Political Advisory Committee of the ALADIN Consortium of sixteen Member countries. Mrs. Radmila Brožková graduated in 1987 at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague and she got employed at the research department of CHMI. She defended her doctoral thesis in 1995, which has been joined (Charles University in Prague and Université de Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France). Mrs. Radmila Brožková has acquired research and development experience in numerous aspects of the atmospheric modelling, such as dynamical core of the models, parameterizations of the atmospheric energy and water cycle, data assimilation algorithms. She is author of numerous scientific publications. She has also been largely involved in the international cooperation and projects. She was at the birth of the ALADIN System development in 1991, she led the Central European NWP Consortium LACE, and she was also involved in the WMO WWRP program.