Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2657–2678, 2019

Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2657–2678, 2019

Model evaluation paper 08 Jul 2019

Model evaluation paper | 08 Jul 2019

The AROME-WMED reanalyses of the first special observation period of the Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean experiment (HyMeX)

Nadia Fourrié et al.

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The AROME-WMED (western Mediterranean) model is a dedicated version of the mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction AROME-France model that ran in real time during the first special observation period of HyMeX. Two reanalyses were performed after the campaign. This paper depicts the main differences between the real-time version and the benefits brought by both HyMeX reanalyses. The second reanalysis is found to be closer to observations than the previous AROME-WMED analyses.