SEMINAR ON CLOUD CHEMISTRY MODELING FOR VOLCANIC PLUME TRANSPORT AND DISPERSION ANALYSIS
On 25th, May 2012, the Department of Earth and Geological Science (Via Zamboni, 67 – Bologna), belonging to the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Natural Science, hosted a scientific presentation on "Cloud chemistry model as advanced tool for analysis volcanic plume transport and dispersion for early warnings and evacuation".
The main speaker at the event was Ph.D. Vlado Spiridinov, Professor at “St. Cyril and Methodius” University of Skopje (Macedonia), State Advisor for Meteorology and expert at the Hydro-Meteorological Service of Macedonia. He published several articles, books and research papers in meteorology, climatology and volcanology.
The delegation from Macedonia also included Ordinary Professor Blagoj Veljanoski, Head of the Institute of Physics and Dr. Zoran Dimitrovski, meteorologist and State Advisor.
The event, supported by CAE, included:
- Cloud resolving model: framework (physics, chemistry, boundary conditions)
- Cloud resolving model: applications (convective cloud studies, cloud seeding for weather modification, air quality and the climate studies)
CAE supported this event not only because of its interest in these specific scientific topics, but also to confirm its commitment to applied research. In fact the seminar introduced analysis and models originated from academic research, ready to be customized and implemented in real time and suitable for civil protection scopes.
Hydro-Meteorological Service of Macedonia and University of Skopje are two well-known institutions and their scientific contribution to the meteorological and hydrological research is appreciated by the international community. This made the seminar a good chance for the Italian experts to think about future cooperation and joint research programs.
During the past few months experts from both these Macedonian institutes deepen their knowledge about CAE’s systems, getting to know its technologies and turn-key approach. They took part in technical workshops in Skopje and in-field visits in Italy. We all wish this further step in Bologna will tighten the relationship between our company and these institutions.