Progress in NOAA hourly-updated model forecasting for renewable energy guidance
The presentation will include a road map on the relationship between the HRRR and RUC/RR, both current and plans over the next few years. The NCEP transition from the RUC to the Rapid Refresh is expected close to the time of this conference. Data assimilation improvements during 2010 for radar (reflectivity and radial wind), cloud/hydrometeor (GOES, METAR, radar) will also be presented.
The HRRR and associated data assimilation through the RUC and Rapid Refresh will provide a critical role within the upcoming DOE/NOAA project toward improved wind forecasting energy project – some details on this project will also be presented.