Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) is the national meteorological service for Denmark, Greenland, and Faroe Islands; has a long-lasting experience in atmospheric pollution research and modelling including development, running and analysing 3D atmospheric models for both operational use and research in weather forecast, climate change and environmental pollution. DMI possesses powerful supercomputers (from Oct 2008 – Cray XT5) that allow operational and experimental NWP simulations with high spatial resolution.
The Research Department (RD) is key developer of integrated meteorology-chemistry Enviro-HIRLAM system; has experience in a wide range of developments to HIRLAM including physical parameterizations (radiation scheme, condensation and convection schemes, aerosol feedbacks, etc.); modelling of atmospheric boundary layer; atmospheric chemical transport modelling on local, regional, and global scales; atmospheric aerosol dynamics; chemical weather forecasting; numerical weather prediction; climate and geophysical fluid dynamics, and its remote sensing and numerical methods. Team members participated in the Danish national, international and EU-funded projects (HIRLAM, ARCTOC, Enviro-HIRLAM, ELCID, ETEX, GEMS, ENSEMBLE, RODOS, RTMOD, COST Actions (-715, -728, -Pollen, -CWF, -EuMetChem), AR-NARP, FUMAPEX, Enviro-RISKS, CEEH, MEGAPOLI, TRANSPHORM, MACC, and others).

Main tasks
DMI team will lead WP5 “Air Quality Modelling an Forecasting”; and contribute to Enviro-HIRLAM modelling of atmospheric pollution from urban to city-scale for selected metropolitan areas in China; validation model results using satellite remote-sensing data; study relationship between air pollution and meteorology/ climate and aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions; evaluation of urban pollution and effects of megacities on the environment (linking with FP7 EU MEGAPOLI project outcomes); consulting/co-advising PhD students involved into research and application of Enviro-HIRLAM for China.