R & D
The innovative analytical approach is based on the combined analysis of in-situ data, satellite data and and regional climate simulations at very high spatial resolution (~ 1 km) from regional climate model WRF(*).
The WRF model is an essential component of the SWIO-Energy project in partnership with the two Mauritian universities:
- University of Mauritius
- University of Mascarene, Mauritius.
(*) WRF: Weather research and Forecast model : numerical model for weather and climate prediction used by meteorological services and in the fields of atmospheric research.
- Processing and analysis of all observation data (ground-based, satellite) for the study of scale interactions and climate variability of solar radiation and wind:
- Deployment of new sensors for the measurement of solar radiation and wind in Reunion and Mauritius as part of the radiometric network IOS-net of the laboratory ENERGYlab/LE2P
- Validation of satellite data by comparison with ground data
- Processing and analysis of global and regional climate model outputs:
- Dynamic approach: regional simulations of recent and future climate of Reunion and Mauritius using the WRF model
- Statistical approach: use of machine-learning techniques.