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[AAS02-02] Evaluation of operational Ensemble based Global Forecast System prediction for Tropical Cyclones over the North Indian Ocean
Keywords:Tropical Cyclones, North Indian Ocean, High Resolution ensemble Prediction System
This paper evaluates the skill of operational high resolution (12.5 km) modelling system in predicting track and intensity of recent cases of TCs over North Indian Ocean at various lead time. Ensemble prediction of tracks of cyclones and its strike probability are evaluated. Ensemble mean track is better than the deterministic track particularly at longer lead time (figure 1). The vertical thermo-dynamic structure at the mature stage of the cyclone is well captured by the deterministic model. Evaluation of deterministic model (figure 2) specify average track error is ranging from < 100 km at Day 1 lead up to about 280 km at day 5 lead time and average error in intensity prediction is ranging from 10 kt – 20 kts. In general model indicates early intensification and slightly overestimates the peak intensity in majority of the cases. It is challenging to predict the variation in the intensity. Skill in the prediction of genesis is also evaluated by calculating Genesis Potential Index (GPI). Further developments like improving the physics and dynamics of the model along with use of proper land use land cover data are underway.