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Summary of MetOcean DWG and INSPIRE TWG AC-MF Use Cases

These are the harmonised use cases for the MetOcean DWG and INSPIRE TWG AC-MF (Thematic Working Group on Atmospheric Conditions and Meteorological Features). Each use case is owned by an individual. Where there is a correspondence between the MetOcean and INSPIRE use cases, then a single use case will be developed and used by both modeling groups.

MO.DWG Use Case INSPIRE Use Case Editor / Owner Category Notes on Harmonisation
1: Future Aviation - AaronBraeckel Aviation  
2: Current Aviation - PeterTrevelyan Aviation  
3: Routine Operational Forecasting in Support of Severe Weather Warning Service - Possibly FredericGuillaud Routine Forecast Production / Emergency Response Original use case focussed on routine severe weather forecasting kept.
4: Multi-Model Ensemble Forecasting to Reduce or Mitigate Impacts of Landfalling Hurricane - JohnSchattel Emergency Response  
5: Routine Decision Support for Winter Highways Maintenance - BruceWright (should be someone else?) Routine Decision Support  
6: Seasonal, Decadal & Climate Prediction Impact Assessment IUC4: Use of Climate Change Scenarios BruceWright Routine Decision Support UC6 extended into decadal & climate prediction, with removal of climate record and specific example of agriculture in India
7: Climate Assessment based on Past Data IUC3: Climate Assessment (past data) JeremyTandy Routine Decision Support UC7 re-focussed climatology, with removal of climate prediction and specific example of economic development in sub-saharan Africa
8: Integration of Weather Data with Efforts to Combat Wildfires - JohnSchattel Emergency Response Renamed to make this specific to Wild Fires, as Emergency Response covered in other uses cases
9: Sustained Environmental Science Campaign - AndrewWoolf Environmental Science Campaign  
10: Automated Steering of High-resolution Local Weather Forecast Models - BenDomenico Routine Forecast Production  
11. Flood Forecasting IUC2: Flood Forecasting Possibly FredericGuillaud Emergency Response UC11 extended to cover range of flooding forecasting scenarios, not just use ensembles. Interface with Hydrology (i.e. OGC Hydrology DWG and INSPIRE Annex 1 Hydrography TWG) needs to be carefully managed
12:Plume Forecasting in Support of Emergency Response IUC1: Use of Meteorology in Support of Emergency Response (Plume Forecasting) BruceWright Emergency Response As the INSPIRE use case is now specific to Plume forecasting, it has been included as a new case on the harmonised list

Use Case Categories

Below is a proposal to categorise the use cases, with a further sub-categorisation, with some details, where known. The proposed harmonised MO.DWG use case are included to show how these cover the categories. However, the list of categories and sub-categories is incomplete.

Category Sub-category Further Detail !MetOcean Use Case
Aviation Future Aviation Airport Weather, Optimal Flight Path 1: Future Aviation
Current Aviation 2: Current Aviation
Routine Forecast Production Severe Weather Elements Wind, Rain, Snow, Ice, Extreme High or Low Temperatures, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes 3: Routine Operational Forecasting in Support of Severe Weather Warning Service
? ? 10: Automated Steering of High-resolution Local Weather Forecast Models
Emergency Response Severe Weather Elements Wind, Rain, Snow, Ice, Extreme High or Low Temperatures, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes 3: Routine Operational Forecasting in Support of Severe Weather Warning Service
Hurricane Track, Intensity, Landfall. Probabalistic, often using ensembles 4: Multi-Model Ensemble Forecasting to Reduce or Mitigate Impacts of Landfalling Hurricane
River Flooding Fluvial, but including Flash-Flood (in 'River Canyons') and Longer Term Flooding 11. Flood Forecasting
Coastal Flooding Height of Surge, Height of 'Total Water', Probability of Exceedence of Thresholds. "Storm-Surge" is the interaction of tides with action of wind and pressure; negative surges also important as a shipping hazard; Probabalistic estimates are obtained from ensembles -
Avalanche Risk of Occurence -
Wildfire Trigger Risk, Spread 8: Integration of Weather Data with Efforts to Combat Wildfires
Plume Fire, Chemical Release, Nuclear Release, Volcanic Eruption, Saharan dust (e.g. methodology for the identification of natural african dust episodes in PM10 and PM2.5, as the exceedances of the PM10 daily limit value need reporting under EU air quality legislation) 12: Plume Forecasting in Support of Emergency Response
Routine Decision Support Forecast-based Decision Support Most meteorological parameters 5: Routine Decision Support for Winter Highways Maintenance
Climatology Based Decision Support Most meteorological parameters 6: Seasonal, Decadal & Climate Prediction Impact Assessment
Climate Prediction Based Decision Support Primarily temperature, Precipitation 7: Climate Assessment based on Past Data
Environmental Science Campaign Short Environmental Science Campaign Small number ot organisations, lasting only a few days -
Sustained Environmental Science Campaign Large international activity, involving a large number of organsations, lasting months 9: Sustained Environmental Science Campaign

Topic revision: r3 - 12 Jul 2010, DominicLowe
 

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