Li, Y., L. Yu, and B. Chen, 2015: An assessment of design of the observation network over the Tibetan Plateau based on Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSE). J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 93, 343-358.
- The rationality and regional representation of the layout of the upper-air observation system and their actual significance were studied over the Tibetan Plateau and neighboring areas based on An Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE).
- For the different layouts over the Tibetan Plateau and neighboring areas (Fig. 1), there were significant differences of winds, temperature, relative humidity and heights in prediction. The layout with both existing and planned observation stations was better than the ones with only existing or only planned stations in terms of forecast accuracy, especially around the areas with new observations added (Fig. 2).
- It also validated the layout of the observations and indicated the necessity to add planned observations over the Tibetan Plateau and neighboring areas.