Consortium for Small-scale Modeling

consortium formed in 1998

The Consortium for Small-scale Modeling (COSMO) was formed in October 1998. Its general goal is to develop, improve and maintain a non-hydrostatic limited-area atmospheric model, to be used both for operational and for research applications by the members of the consortium. Moreover, within a licence agreement, the COSMO model may be used for operational and research applications by other national (hydro-)meteorological services, universities and research institutes.

The COSMO science plan calls for a harmonization of development of the COSMO and ICON (ICOsahedral Nonhydrostatic) models in the time horizon of 2020. Further development of the COSMO model will be reduced during 2019. Development and testing of new features will be restricted mainly to ICON-LAM (ICON-Limited Area Model).

It is therefore planned to start the migration to ICON-LAM as the future operational model.

Participating national meteorological services

Today, the consortium, has as members these national meteorological services (presented in date-of-join order) :

Other major members

Additionally, these regional and military services within the member states are also participating:

Academic Communities

The COSMO-Model is also used by other academic communities, who adapted it to their needs: