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DoG - Atmospheric Downscaling for Glacierized mountain environments

Due to given restrictions in computing power, global atmospheric models generally consider mountainous terrains in a very simplified manner. As a consequence, mountain weather and climate are not well described in global atmospheric model output.

The DoG project tests and further developes so-called downscaling models, i.e., methods for correcting the global atmospheric model output in order to achieve a more realistic representation of local-scale atmospheric processes in glacierized mountain environments all over the world.

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