Registered Attendees

  1. Helmert, Jürgen, DWD, Germany
  2. Lange, Martin, DWD, Germany
  3. Marcucci,  Francesca, COMET, Italy
  4. Bettems, Jean-Marie, MeteoSwiss, Switzerland
  5. Dong, Jiarui, NOAA/NCEP/EMC, United States
  6. Milelli, Massimo, ARPA Piemonte, Italy
  7. Koch, Roland, ZAMG, Austria
  8. Rozinkina, Inna, Hydrometcenter of Russia, Russian Federation
  9. Souverijns, Niels, KU Leuven, Belgium
  10. Kurzeneva, Ekaterina, FMI, Finland
  11. Samuelsson, Patrick ; SMHI, Sweden
  12. Böhm, Uwe, DWD, Germany
  13. De Michele, Carlo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  14. de Rosnay, Patricia ; ECMWF, United Kingdom
  15. Gustafsson, David, SMHI, Sweden
  16. Trentmann, Jörg, DWD, Germany
  17. Bartik, Martin, Slovakia
  18. Müller, Richard, DWD, Germany
  19. Osuch, Marzena, Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  20. Churulin, Evgeniy, Hydrometcenter of Russia, Russian Federation



Of particular relevance for this workshop are presentations on:

with discussions on

Organisational issues

The workshop starts on March, 8 after Lunch, 13:00 at the meeting point of the COSMO / CLM / ICON / ART - User Seminar in the Headquarter of DWD (Frankfurter Str. 135, Offenbach, Germany, 50.103357N, 8.747896E) . A description, how to find the DWD is given here:

When you arrive in Frankfurt Airport, please take  the suburban rail service (S-Bahn, lines S8 and S9, directions Hanau, Offenbach-Ost) to the S-Bahn station Offenbach-Ledermuseum. Information on public transport you will find here:

There is the possibility to get a lunch before the workshop in the DWD canteen (own costs).



Please note: Please adapt your presentation time to allow for 10 min open floor discussion after each scientific presentation.

March, 8, 2017

13:30 J. Helmert et al: Welcome (PDF-Presentation)

Data assimilation methods and use of snow observations

Coffee Break

Snow observations and evaluation

Social - Dinner (own costs)

We reserved a table for 20 persons 19:30 in Münch's Restaurant

March, 9, 2017

Snow observations and models

Coffee Break

Snow observations and hydrological models

Final discussion of the workshop

Lunch (own costs)

COST ES1404 - Meeting of the working group 3

13:30 Discussion of WG3 tasks

15:00 Closing of the WG3 meeting


Workshop Meeting Notes


Data assimilation methods and use of snow observations

Snow observations and evaluation


Snow observations and models



Snow observations and hydrological models

Final Discussion:



WG3 Meeting Notes

Discussion items

Task 3.1 overview of various snow observations and data assimilation methods used in NWP, hydrology, and climate studies.

Task 3.2 Finding methods to combine satellite observations to in situ data.

Task 3.3 Strategies toward more extended usage of conventional snow observations

Task 3.4 Observation errors