High Definition Clouds and Precipitation for Climate Prediction

HD(CP)² is a BMBF funded German-wide research initiative to improve our understanding of cloud and precipitation processes and their implication for climate prediction.

HD(CP)2 will strive to build and use a model capable of very high-resolution simulations, i.e., horizontal grid spacings of 100 m. This model will be run as short hindcasts over a few days, to advance the parameterization of clouds and precipitation, and to reduce uncertainty in climate projections related to these quantities.

The second key aspect of HD(CP)2 is to use, organize and improve ground, in situ and satellite based observations of cloud and precipitation events on a scale that was not possible before. 

The third pillar of HD(CP)2 is to understand, synthesize and combine the results from modelling and observations to evaluate, modify and improve existing climate models.

Meetings 2014

2014-02-26/27/28 Project Meeting (Hamburg)
Contact person Florian Rauser

2014-07-3/4 O2 Full Domain (Berlin)
Contact person Johannes Quaas

2014-08-20/22 Diagnostic Workshop (Munich)
Contact Person Bastian Kern