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Current Group Structures and Members

Deutscher Wetterdienst is a federal institution with a strong business area of research. The department for Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) has about 90 scientists in house in four divisions (49 permanent). There are 7 leading scientists directly reporting to the NWP department head, including the four division heads. All other scientists report to the four division heads in my department:

  • FE11 Division Head on Data Assimilation and Predictability
  • FE12 Division Head on Observations Modeling and Verification
  • FE13 Division Head on Numerical Modeling
  • FE14 Division Head on Physical Parametrization and Dispersion Modeling
  • Hans-Ertel Center (HErZ) DWD-Theme-Co-Leader Reanalysis
  • Hans-Ertel Center (HErZ) DWD-Theme-Co-Leader Data assimilation
  • Hans-Ertel Center (HErZ) DWD-Theme-Co-Leader Modelling & Parametrization

Also, there are several PhD students in my group and currently two master students.

We have regular meetings within NWP:

  • Division Heads (once to twice per month)
  • Division Member Meeting (once to twice per month or weekly)
  • Routine Meeting Coordination (every Tuesday 9-10am)
  • Group meetings, e.g. of the DA-Algorithm Group, RADAR Group, Satellite Group, Ensemble Group, …

and for coordinating development and operations of NWP within DWD:

  • KG NWV (coordination group numerical weather prediction) led by head of NWP

Our development is taking place in a network of partners including

  • the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI-M),
  • the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ),
  • Deutscher Wetterdienst
  • the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT),
  • the COSMO Consortium for Small Scale Modelling with the weather services of Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece, Russia, Poland, Israel.
  • the climate center C2SM in Switzerland
  • the Hans-Ertel-Centre (HErZ) in Munich, Bonn/Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin
  • German Research Center for Geosciences (GfZ) Potsdam
  • Many further Universities …

We have an intensive interaction with these institutions and many scientists in different steering groups, working groups and committees. There are international and national coordination groups:

  • COSMO Steering Committee (COSMO-STC) (2-3 times a year)
  • ICON-D5 Directors Group (with C5 participating) (every 3 months)
  • ICON-C5 Coordination Group (every two weeks)
  • ICON-Seamless Coordination Group (4-6 weeks)

ICON-Seamless Working Group Meetings

  • Atmosphere,
  • Atmosphere-Land,
  • Atmosphere-Ocean,
  • Data Assimilation

ICON-Consolidated Meetings

We run yearly workshops and training:

  • ICCARUS (ICON/COSMO/CLM/ART User Seminar) in March
  • COSMO General Meeting (COSMO-GM) in September
  • ICON Training Course in the fourth quarter of the year

as well as further workshops and symposia in cooperationwith partners, e.g. the

  • International Symposium on Data Assimilation (ISDA)
group.txt · Last modified: 2021/12/23 17:34 by potthast