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SPATIAL INTERPOLATION example maps:  Lombardia and Trentino (Italy)

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- C. Lussana, F. Uboldi and M. R. Salvati, 2010.   A spatial consistency test for surface observations from mesoscale meteorological networks.   Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136, 1075-1088.   DOI: 10.1002/qj.622

- F. Uboldi, C. Lussana and M. Salvati, 2008. Three-dimensional spatial interpolation of surface meteorological observations from high-resolution local networks. Meteorological Applications, 15, 331-345. DOI: 10.1002/met.76   See also: erratum

- presentation at EMS 2008   extended abstract: C. Lussana, M. Salvati, U. Pellegrini and F. Uboldi, 2009. Efficient high resolution 3-D interpolation of meteorological variables for operational use. Advances in Science and Research, 3, 105-112.

- presentation at EMS 2009

ARPA Lombardia (Italy):   Operational maps (temperature, relative humidity)     Yesterday MIN/MAX temperature maps

Lombardia is located in the southern side of the Alps. The grid box is 264 Km x 260 Km. The grey tones show the orography, with the Alps in the North, the Appennines in the South, and the Po Plain in the middle. The maps show temperature (°C) and relative humidity (%) fields near the surface in a north foehn case: 12 march 2006, 0700 UTC+1. The north foehn affects the western side of the domain, both in Alpine valleys and in the Po Plain, very dry with mild temperatures. The eastern side is under the influence of a cyclonic circulation, with very cold temperatures recorded in the mountain areas to the North-East and light snowfall observed (later in the morning) to the South-East. Observing stations are distributed in the domain with elevations ranging between 0 and 3000 m amsl. Most of the Po Plain area is below 200 m amsl.

figure foehn T         rh foehn

Provincia Autonoma di Trento (Italy):   Operational maps

This smaller domain (gridbox 116 Km x 97 Km) is also in northern Italy, NE of Lombardia. The whole area is in the Alps, the main valley is the Adige Valley. These maps show the temperature (°C) field during the night (left, 0300 UTC+1) and during the day (right, 1300 UTC+1) on 26 November 2007. The station locations are marked in the maps as black triangles.

PAT 03         PAT 13