NCEP Modeling Synergy Meeting Highlights: August 14, 2006
This meeting was led by Peter Manousos
and attended by Mark Iredell, Geoff Dimego, Brent Gordon, Jim Hoke, Dave Plummer, Bill Bua,
Mary Hart, Ed Danaher, Joe Sienkiewicz, and
Brent Gordon reported the moratorium will commence on August 23rd. The new system is being tested by IBM and will be handed over to NCO that same week
2. NOTES FROM EMC
2a. Global Modeling Branch:
Mark Iredell reported that the code for a minor implementation parallel will implemented pending NCEP OD approval Aug 22. Changes to GFS will include changes to ozone physics, glacial ice physics, and Antarctic land/ice changes. The change will NOT include a transition to a new coordinate system.
2b. Mesoscale Modeling Branch (MMB):
Geoff Dimego reported a crisis change will be implemented to the
2c. Global Ensemble Prediction System:
Nothing new reported due to the impending moratorium. An OSIP team was formed to look into issues of ensemble distribution to AWIPS, which presently gets global ensemble data only to 84 hours, only from 10 of the now-14 members and no statistical data (mean/spread, probability), and does not get any of the new bias-corrected output. It may take several years for any changes to eventually reach deployment in a future AWIPS build.
Nothing new reported due to the impending moratorium.
2e. Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch (MMAB):
Regina Nichols stated the Great Lakes WaveWatch3 model will be implemented Aug 22. However, it will not be getting into AWIPS until OB9 (tentatively late 2008).
3. The next meeting will be held Monday October 30 at noon in EMC Rm 209 with remote conference capability.