Joint Congress of the
6th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean
Challenges in Meteorology 5

Croatia | Zagreb | 20 - 22 February, 2017




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20th of February 2017                                                                                                                                  Book of Abstracts

08:00 Conference Registration

Session 0: Welcome and Opening Session

09:15-09:20 Dr. Jose Luis Palau, Chair of Conference, on behalf of the Organizing Committee: Welcome and opening the 6th MetMed Conference
09:20-09:25 President of Croatian Meteorological Society: Welcome words
09:25-09:30 Director of Meteorological and Hydrological Service: Greeting words
09:30-09:35 Head of Geophysical Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Words to welcome
09:35-09:45 Dr. K. Horvath, on behalf of the Local Committee: General information

Session 6: Interdisciplinarity in atmospheric, oceanic and hydrologic sciences
Chairs: Ivica Vilibić and Elçin Tan

09:45-10:15 Invited Speaker: N. Wedi: The Interaction Of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Hydrological Sciences at ECMWF
10:15-10:30 J. Berbić: Influence of changes in climate on the operation of water resources systems
10:30-10:45 B. Omazić: Numerical modeling of meteorological conditions during the 2015 wildfires on Pelješac Peninsula
10:45-11:00 D. Klarić: Steadiness of meteorological forcing and extreme wave heights at Adriatic sea
11:00-11:15 M. Tous: A climatological study of the meteorological situations associated with the flooding of the Têt Mediterranean coastal river

11:15 Coffee break

11:45-12:00 M. Dutour Sikirić: Coupling of geophysical models
12:00-12:15 I. Vilibić: Intense high-frequency sea level oscillations at tsunami timescales and their connection to synoptic atmospheric patterns
12:15-12:30 H. Pellikka: Synoptic features of highfrequency sea level oscillations in the northern Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean
12:30-12:45 D.M. Licer: Numerical Study of Balearic Meteotsunami Generation and Propagation under Synthetic Gravity Wave Forcing
12:45-13:00 A. Rabinovich: Meteotsunamis of June 2014 in the Adriatic and northwestern Black Sea: Two amplification mechanisms

13:00 Lunch

14:30-14:45 J. Šepić: Quantifying the probability of meteotsunami occurrence from synoptic atmospheric patterns
14:45-15:00 I. Međugorac: Intensive Adriatic storm-surge episodes and related across-basin sea-level slope

Session 3: Remote and In-Situ Measurements
Chairs: Željko Večenaj and Joan Bech

15:00-15:30 Invited Speaker: B. Adler: Challenges And Applications Of Ground-Based Remote-Sensing Measurements
15:30-15:45 G. Skok: Comparison and optimization of different radar-based hail detection algorithms in Slovenia
15:45-16:00 J. R. Miró: The Cerdanya-2017 observation field campaign: Cold Pool (CCP’17) and Gravity Waves and Orographic Precipitation (GWOP’17)
16:00-16:15 T. Duplancić Leder: Land Surface Temperature Assesment with Remote Sensing Method – example of the Split Metropolitan Area
16:15-16:30 G. Simó: Hectometer-scale variability of atmospheric and surface variables

16:30 Coffee break

Session 5: Mountain Meteorology
Chairs: Branka Ivančan-Picek and Josep Calbó

17:00-17:30 Invited Speaker: B. Grisogono: Bora Downslope Windstorm
17:30-17:45 I. Stiperski: Turbulence characteristics of mountain flows
17:45-18:00 M. A. Jiménez: The formation of the Aure valley exit jet during the BLLAST experimental field campaign
18:00-18:15 I. Marinović: Surface energy balance closure in the Owens Valley, CA
18:15-18:30 M. Tudor: Physiography fields and operational NWP using ALADIN model
18:30-18:45 K. Horvath: Microscale properties of a bora downslope windstorm event: observational and numerical analysis using the WRF model

18:45-19:00 PILEUS, Environmental Solutions: Presentation on Environmental Instruments

19:00-21:00 Light Ice Breaker

21st of February 2017

Session 4: Numerical Modelling
Chairs: Kristian Horvath and Maria Antònia Jiménez

08:30-09:00 Invited Speaker: Y. Wang: Ensemble Forecasting in Central Europe
09:00-09:15 E. Keresturi: Matching initial and lateral perturbations in a convection permitting ensemble
09:15-09:30 V. Homar Santaner: Predictability analysis of the 7 November 2017 Medicane
09:30-09:45 A. Stanešić: Diagnosis of backgrounderror covariance matrix using different sampling strategies
09:45-10:00 S. Brzaj: Evaluation of mesoscale nearsurface wind and wind shear forecasts in complex terrain
10:00-10:15 I. Odak Plenković: Deterministic and Probabilistic Analog-based Wind Speed Predictions in Complex Terrain

10:15Coffee break

10:45-11:00 A. Montornès: Mesoscale-Microscale coupling: a new time for the atmospheric modeling
11:00-11:15 S. Ivušić: Study of waterspout forecasting method over the eastern Adriatic using high resolution numerical weather model
11:15-11:30 E. Michalopoulou: Closing the global budget of CF4
11:30-11:45 A. Sfetsos: Investigation of the AWRWRF model configuration at high resolution over the domain of Greece
11:45-12:00 G. Gašparac: Modelling and assessment of particulate matter in stable boundary conditions
12:00-12:15 D. S. Carrió Carrió: The genesis of the 7 November 2014 tropical-like cyclone: Numerical Sensitivity Study
12:15-12:30 M. Telišman Prtenjak: The interaction of the downslope winds and fog formation over the Zagreb area

12:30 Lunch

Session 2: Processes and Applications
Chairs: Maja Telišman-Prtenjak and Jose Luis Palau

14:00-14:30 Invited Speaker: M. C. Llasat: From The Meteorological Processes Analysis To Society And Policy Makers
14:30-14:45 L. Kajfež: The role of the EU HEAT-SHIELD project in the Mediterranean
14:45-15:00 L. Kajfež: Impact of heat waves on Slovenian workers
15:00-15:15 K. Babić: Turbulence spectral characteristics in the nocturnal boundary layer over heterogeneous terrain
15:15-15:30 Ž. Večenaj: Testing the turbulence scaling theory on bora surface layer flows

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:15 B. Ivančan-Picek: HyMeX activities in Croatia during SOP1
16:15-16:30 C. Ferrús: Using satellite observations to evaluate the radiative impact due to a dust storm in the Western Mediterranean
16:30-16:45 V. Šoljan: Forecasting Methodology and Challenges of creating Convection Nowcast for Air Traffic Management
16:45-17:00 N. Strelec Mahović: Relationship between “atmospheric rivers” and extreme precipitation events

18:45-20:15 Zagreb City Tour

20:15 Social Dinner

22nd of February 2017

Session 1: Climatology
Chairs: Čedo Branković and Jose Antonio Guijarro

09:15-09:45 Invited Speaker: D. Maraun: The Value Perfect Predictor Experiment
09:45-10:00 T. Stilinović: Evaluation of EUROCORDEX regional climate models over the Mediterranean region
10:00-10:15 A. Crespi: Precipitation climatologies and high-resolution monthly secular precipitation records for Italy
10:15-10:30 Y. Ünal: Comparison of the Climate Extremes between the High Resolution COSMO-CLM Simulations and Observations in Istanbul City
10:30-10:45 M. F. Cardell: Downscaling of future scenarios of temperature and precipitation across Europe based on quantile-quantile correction of EUROCORDEX projections

10:45 Coffee break

11:15-11:30 I. Nimac: Filling incomplete values and testing for the inhomogeneities in deriving the new climatological normals for the 1981–2010 period for Croatia
11:30-11:45 M. Percec Tadić: New national climate monitoring product: gridded monthly temperature fields for 1981–2010 period for Croatia
11:45-12:00 J. Bech: An analysis of sounding-derived parameters associated to tornadic storms in Catalonia
12:00-12:15 N. Ban: Scaling and Intensification of Extreme Precipitation in Convection-Resolving Climate Change Simulations
12:15-12:30 F. Matić: Classification of air temperature and precipitation pattern over the Adriatic-Ionian basin associated with Northern hemispheric teleconnection indices
12:30-12:45 J. A. Guijarro: Spatial variability of climatic variables due to small scale heterogeneities of the surface: a case study

12:45 Lunch

14:15-14:30 I. Güttler: Nonhydrostatic simulation over the Adriatic region using regional climate model RegCM4
14:30-14:45 A. Belušić: Can regional climate models realistically reproduce the near-surface wind variability over broader Adriatic region?
14:45-15:00 Y. Ünal: Assesment of Wind Energy Potential over Turkey for 2021 – 2040 Period by using Regional Climate Model coupled with Micro Scale Model
15:00-15:15 A. Amengual: Flow trends of Mediterranean temporary streams in Mallorca: effects of climate and land-cover changes
15:15-15:30 S. Radilović: Observed and simulated characteristics of climate trends in the air and sea temperatures in the eastern Adriatic
15:30-15:45 S. Mathbout: Scaling Laws for Extreme Rainfall Events over the Mediterranean during 1975-2015

15:45-16:15 Awards and Closing Session



Posters will be on display during the whole conference. Posters' authors are encouraged to be available for questions and discussions during coffee breaks, according to this schedule:

20th Feb. Morning and afternoon Coffee-breaks:

Posters on topic 6 : Interdisciplinarity in atmospheric, ocean and hydrologic sciences
Posters on topic 3 : Remote and In-Situ Measurements
posters on topic 5 : Mountain Meteorology

21st Feb. Morning and afternoon Coffee-breaks:
Posters on topic 4 : Numerical Modelling
Posters on topic 2 : Processes and Applications

22nd Feb. Morning Coffee-break:

Posters on topic 1 : Climatology

Session 1: Climatology

P1.1 G. Skok: Objective climate classification of Slovenia
P1.2 J. Calbó: Cloud cover in the Mediterranean region: differences between global and regional climate models
P1.3 L. Cvitan: Future heating and cooling needs at the seaside and in the mainland of Croatia
P1.4 D. Espín Sánchez: Extreme heat in the Guadalquivir and Segura River Valleys (Spain): contrasts and a case study of the summers in 2015-2016. Comparison using the high-resolution mesoscale model AROME 1.3 km
P1.5 M. Zoldoš: Basic climatology of fog at Eastern Adriatic airports based on METAR reports
P1.6 J. Bech: Absolute Extreme Point Rainfall Depth vs. Duration Scaling Analysis in Spain
P1.7 V. Ruiz Álvarez: Analysis of precipitation trends in Murcia Region (Southeast Spain) over the period 1956-2015
P1.8 K. Cindrić Kalin: Dry spells modeling using the extreme value distributions
P1.9 I. Nimac: New 1981–2010 climatological normal and comparison to previous 1961–1990 and 1971–2000 normals for temperature, precipitation and humidity in Croatia
P1.10 K. Zaninović: Perspective of Croatian tourism in changing climate
P1.11 M. Cordobilla-Cascales: Trend Analysis of Precipitation in the Muga River Basin (NE Spain) in Western Mediterranean area
P1.12 A. Sfetsos: The development of climate services from high resolution seasonal prediction model. Examples from case studies in Greece
P1.13 A. Sfetsos: The role of climate data in assessing critical infrastructure resilience to climate change
P1.14 L. Arbiol-Roca: The role of the WeMOi in the occurrence of torrential rainfall in Catalonia (NE Iberia)
P1.15 V. Telesca: Climate change and human health: correlation between bioclimatic conditions and hospital admissions
P1.16 J. A. Guijarro: Homogenization of daily climatological series with Climatol 3.0
P1.17 E. Tan: Sensitivity Analyses of CMIP5 simulations for heat waves occurred between 1965 and 2014 in Turkey
P1.18 D. J. Behzadi: A Review on Climate Change in Weather Stations of Guilan Province Using Mann-Kendal Method and GIS
P1.19 P. Mahmoudi: Synoptic Anomalies Resulting in Pervasive Frosts in Iran
P1.20 D. Celinski-Mysław: The role of wind structure in controlling vertical wind shears’ variability over the Mediterranean region
P1.21 T. Stilinović: Temperature and precipitation change over the Mediterranean region

Session 2: Processes and Applications

P2.1 M. A. Jiménez: Observed and simulated features of the phases of the sea-breeze in the island of Mallorca
P2.2 C. Peris-Ferrus: Comparison of the cloud cover estimations from different ground-based measurement techniques
P2.3 M. Rahimi: Apple Tree Bud burst time modelling in Iran

Session 3: Remote and In-Situ Measurements

P3.1 J. Calbó: Cloud fraction retrieved from ceilometer and camera observations: a comparison
P3.2 J. Calbó: Sensitivity of several ground based cloud and aerosol observation techniques
P3.3 M. Blašković: Benefits of super rapid scan satellite data usage for utilization of satellite-based indicators of storm severity
P3.4 J. Lorente: Fair weather atmospheric electric field in a coastal, urban site

Session 4: Numerical Modelling

P4.1 A. Montornès: Solar eclipses prediction coupled to the WRF-ARW model: forecasting and impacts
P4.2 F. M. Sayinta: Performance Evaluation of the WRF Model for the New European Wind Atlas Project of Turkey
P4.3 M. Tudor: Inclusion of the Sea Surface Temperature in operational NWP model ALADIN
P4.4 K. Horvath: Numerical modelling of turbulence in a bora downslope windstorm
P4.5 K. Horvath: Comparison of different turbulence schemes within the TOUCANS framework

Session 5: Mountain Meteorology

P5.1 D. Espín Sánchez: An initial approach to the night-time cold in the Sierra del Segura (Spain): study of the processes of intense thermal inversion in the Hernán Perea Plateau using direct observation and teledetection (thermography)
P5.2 L. Gabela Šeperić: Relationships in observed meteorological data series at Dubrovnik airport and upstream stations during Bora events
P5.3 B. Ahrens: Idealized Mistral Simulations
P5.4 J. Bech: Investigating the WRF’s ability to reproduce a trapped lee wave event and its associated turbulent structures at the southern part of the Pyrenees

Session 6: Interdisciplinarity in atmospheric, ocean and hydrologic sciences

P6.1 J. L. Palau: Assessing the Role of changes in Land Uses in the accumulation and feedback of water vapor and pollutants. Research Project: VERSUS
P6.2 J. Berbić: Possibilites of using machine learning in water resources management
P6.3 J. Berbić: A panel data analysis for estimating the influence of human activities on CO2 emissions
P6.4 I. Vilibić: Role of atmospheric and hydrological forcing in shaping dense water formation in the northern Adriatic Sea
P6.5 K. Horvath: Numerical analysis of atmospheric conditions during an exceptional meteotsunami event in the Mediterranean
P6.6 D. Klarić: The pillars of Adriatic marine meteorological Center - AMMC
P6.7 M. Tudor: High-resolution operational NWP for forecasting meteotsunamis
P6.8 S. Grgurić: Application of Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Model for reservoir Butoniga
P6.9 M. Dutour Sikirić: Wave modelling in the Adriatic
P6.10 M. Dutour Sikirić: Storm surge modelling
P6.11 C. Denamiel: Towards the Adriatic meteotsunami early warning system: modelling strategy and validation


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