The METplus system consists of several components, including a C++/Fortran code-base (MET), used for the computation of verification statistics based on gridded forecasts and either a gridded analysis or point-based observations. The system also incorporates a database and display system (METviewer) for aggregating statistics and plotting graphical results. These tools are designed to be highly flexible to allow for quick adaption to meet additional evaluation and diagnostic needs. A suite of python wrappers has been implemented to facilitate a quick set-up and implementation of the system, as well as to enhance the pre-existing plotting capabilities.
This presentation will highlight the verification and diagnostic capabilities of initial METplus for sea-ice prediction for Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) applications such as integrated ice edge error. This presentation will also provide an update on the current status of METplus and how it is being applied to sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) verification and diagnostic needs within the UFS, Community Earth System Model (CESM), and Earth System Prediction Center (ESPC), and others.