Skip Navigation 
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service   NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
RFC Development

layer hidden off the screen
noaa picture  Sharing Local Applications weather pricture

Welcome to the Sharing Local Applications Team Site


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

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 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.

 National Weather Service/OHD/OCWWS/RFCs

Main Link Categories:
Home | OHD

US Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
Office of Hydrologic Development
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Page Author: OHD webmaster
Page last modified: October 14, 2008
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities