The University of Helsinki (UHEL), the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), and the University of Tyumen (UTMN) are jointly organizing the research training course “Seamless / Online Integrated Meteorology-Chemistry-Aerosols Multi-Scale and -Processes Modelling” (24-29 June, Tyumen, Russia). See announcement and summary of the course.
The training included: lecturing with respect to theoretical and practical aspects of the Enviro-HIRLAM modelling system (with focus on research and development). The theoretical aspects included: weather modelling in European community; advantages/ shortcomings of on-line vs. off-line approaches; model structure, downscaling, components, schematics; specific features of urban areas and modules/
parameterizations for urbanization; land-cover and land-use classification and datasets; statistics on urban lands; modelling results – meteorology and atmospheric composition - with/without modules implemented; model in other projects and applications. The practical aspects included: introduction into Small-Scale Research Projects, SSRPs (with background discussions); analysis of meteorological situations for selected cases/ dates; technical aspects of modelling and modules implementation; model runs for selected dates/cases; visualization of model output/ results and analysis of impact on meteorology and atmospheric composition; and finally - oral presentations with defence of SSRPs.