NCEP Global Forecast System Upgrade Implementation
On August 22, NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS) was upgraded to correct several user-specific problem areas (particularly stratospheric ozone, Antarctic ice, and snow analyses). The changes were made in the following aspects.
The changes have minimum impact to most GFS customers (negligible effect on hemispheric scores, precipitation, or tropical storms) that were reviewed by Climate Prediction Center, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Aviation Weather Center, and Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center. All these centers recommended the implementation.
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