Forecast Center Overviews II: Developments in NOAA Operational or Experimental Modeling Systems

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Monday, 3 February 2014: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room C201 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 26th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 22nd Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; and the Fourth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs:  Trisha D. Palmer, National Weather Service, NOAA/NWSFO, Peachtree City, GA and Andrew L. Molthan, Earth Science Office/Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL
  1:30 PM
The Rapid Refresh: Operational Upgrade to Version 2 at NCEP and Further Development Toward Version 3
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and S. G. Benjamin, M. Hu, T. G. Smirnova, J. B. Olson, C. Alexander, G. S. Manikin, E. P. James, J. M. Brown, P. Hofmann, D. C. Dowell, and H. Lin
  1:45 PM
The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh: Recent Model and Data Assimilation Development Towards an Operational Implementation in 2014
Curtis Alexander, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO; and D. C. Dowell, S. S. Weygandt, S. G. Benjamin, M. Hu, T. G. Smirnova, J. B. Olson, J. M. Brown, E. P. James, and P. Hofmann
  2:00 PM
  2:15 PM
NCEP regional ensemble update: current systems and planned storm-scale ensembles
Jun Du, Environmental Modeling Center/NCEP/NOAA, College Park, MD; and G. DiMego, B. Zhou, D. Jovic, B. Yang, B. Ferrier, G. Manikin, M. Pyle, E. Rogers, Y. Zhu, and S. Benjamin