NOAA Modeling Development Forum

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Room 14 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Michael B. Ek, NOAA/NWS, Environmental Modeling Center, College Park, MD
Hendrik Tolman, NOAA, NOAA/NWS/OSTI, Silver Spring, MD
Vijay Tallapragada, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD

Numerical models in the NCEP Production Suite (NPS) form the foundation of all forecasting for the National Weather Service (NWS).  NWS needs to remain at the cutting-edge and continuously transition science from the research community to operations.  A key element in modernizing the NPS is external review by the UCAR Community Advisory Committee for NCEP (UCACN) Model Advisory Committee (UMAC) and the NOAA Unified Modeling Task Force / Committee.  Key recommendations were simplification and better governance of NPS, and a closer working relationship between NWS and the research community. A second key element is the Next Generation Global Prediction System project, where NWS has adopted a more project-oriented approach to improving NPS.  This project is now addressing regional mesoscale modeling in the NPS.  This town hall is designed to communicate progress on model development and the response to UMAC recommendations, and to provide a forum for feedback from our customers.

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