Producing a Synthesis Forecast and Uncertainty Estimation From Multiple, Disparate Forecast Products
The synthesis production includes the following steps:
1. Weather forecasts are translated into constraint fields, calibrated, and combined with air-traffic information
2. Confidence measures are derived from historical performance in the neighborhood of the forecast point
3. Individual constraint fields are blended to produce the forecast synthesis
4. A consistency measure is produced based on the similarity between the synthesis and the component forecasts.
This presentation will detail the steps listed above, such as the construction of forecast and observation distributions from the neighborhood constraint values, the use of forecast confidence information to perform a weighted blending of the individual forecast distributions, and the implicit accounting for weather-feature orientation in the calculation of forecast confidence and consistency.