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Team Charter
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.

Mission: Define training required and provide resources to develop a library of common functions needed to develop local applications to support the national RFC river forecast verification program.

Goal: Provide a library of common verification functions to RFCs to be used in local verification development.

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.

Termination Date: 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.

Success Criteria:
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 by 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 representatives, one, from the Office of Hydrologic Development and one from the Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services' Hydrologic Services Division. The team will be led by one of the RFC representatives. Additional personnel from the Regions or Headquarters may participate as resources without being active members of the team.

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