NWS STIP Climate Structure

This chart gives a summary and classification of developing issues across NWS climate service centers and divisions.  Under NWS vision for climate service, science and technology infusion should be conducted in all operational areas, such as diagnostics and prediction, modeling, regional service, and climate data.  The developing issues in each area are further categorized as follows.  (with major conducting organization listed in the parentheses)

1. Diagnostics and prediction:              

         i). Known predictable information (NCEP)

        ii). Unknown variability (NCEP)

       iii). Climate and weather connection (NCEP, OCWWS)

       iV). Link climate and water (NCEP, OCWWS, OHD)

2. Modeling:  (NCEP)            

        i). Understanding of improvement

       ii). Improving physics, dynamics, chemistry and O-L-A-I coupling

      iii). Multi-model ensemble

      iv). Regional climate model

3. Regional services:  

        i). Regional predictability (OCWWS)

       ii). Downscaling (OCWWS)

      iii). Software development (OCWWS)

      iv). Education and outreach (OCWWS)

       v). Customer interface (OCWWS)

      vi). Stewardship of observing system and climate record (OCWWS)

4. Climate data:         

        i). Improving observing system (OCWWS)

       ii). Data continuity (OCWWS)

      iii). Global and regional reanalyses (NCEP)

      iv). Land and ocean data assimilation (NCEP)

       v). Precipitation data analysis (NCEP, OCWWS)





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