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The Lead Centre partecipated to the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2017 in Amsterdam

The Lead Centre partecipated to the Metoemet final meeting in Moncalieri (Tourin), presentig the results performed in the Research Excellence Grant (REG3) of the Meteomet2 project.

The Lead Centre will participate to the WMO TECO 2016 conference and the International Conference on Metrology for Meteorology and Climate with poster presentations on the more recent research developments and ongoing collaborations.

Wind tunnel experiments are currently under execution at the DICCA laboratories to provide information on rain gauges performance under turbulent winds and validation of CFD numerical analysis.

Oral presentation at the AMS annual meeting in New Orleans. Download the presentation.

Oral and poster presentations at the UrbanRain workshop (Pontresina). Download the short paper on the jointed CFD activity with EML.

The Lead Centre has recently signed a new research agreement with LSI LASTEM to study an improved rainfall intensity sensor compliant with UNI 11452:2012.

Arctic Circle 2015 Assembly

Presentation at the Arctic Metrology breakout session of the Arctic Circle 2015 Assembly.

New publications about the Lead Centre CFD studies available on AMS journals.

New field activities

Installation and set-up of aerodynamic gauges and a laser disdrometer at the Vigna di Valle field site.



See REAL-TIME rainfall intensity observations measured by a CAE tipping-bucket rain gauge (link to the UniGe meteo station).

Last precipitation date: 2018-03-18

Computational Fluid Dyanmics analysis of precipitation gauges wind induced errors
( see Publications )

The Lead Centre infrastructure

The Lead Centre is a joint initiative of the Italian (Air Force) Meteorological Service and the University of Genova (Italy), and operates in three different sites:

The Lead Centre Staff

T. Col. Francesco Foti
Centre of Meteorological Experimentations Director, Italian Meteorological Service

Scientific Director
Prof. Luca G. Lanza (
University of Genoa (Italy)

Expert and Field Site Manager
Maj. Emanuele Vuerich (
Centre of Meteorological Experimentations, Italian Meteorological Service (Italy)

External Collaborator
Eng. Luigi Stagi (

Other Collaborators
PhD. Matteo Colli (, University of Genoa (Italy)
PhD. Mattia Stagnaro (, University of Genoa (Italy)
Eng. Arianna Cauteruccio (, University of Genoa (Italy)

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