RFC River Forecast Verification
Vision: To improve the national RFC river forecast verification
program through the
development and sharing of new RFC developed verification methods.
training required and provide resources to develop a library of
functions needed to develop local applications to support the national
RFC river forecast
a library of common verification functions to RFCs to be used in
Scope and Authority:
Recommendations must be realistic
Analysis must be objective and unbiased
Decisions based on majority agreement
Staff time and any necessary travel expenses will be covered by
the team members' organization.
The team will be formed in January, 2001 and commence activities
immediately. It will remain assembled through September, 2001. A
subsequent team will be
formed to evaluate the local verification methods for possible inclusion
in the national program.
Recommend the list of training needed by RFC developers to allow
them to develop new
verification methods that can easily be shared among RFCs by February
15, 2001. As much as
possible, training will be provided at the RFC River Forecast Verification
workshop to be held
Feb 27-28, 2001.
Produce a list of common
functions that would be needed for local verification development
April 15, 2001.
Develop and document
the library of common functions by July 15, 2001.
Team Membership: The team will be made up of least four Regional
from the Office of Hydrologic Development and one from the Office
of Climate, Water, and
Weather Services' Hydrologic Services Division. The team leader
will be chosen by the team.
Additional personnel from the Regions or Headquarters may participate
as resources without
being active members of the team.