Climate Model Development Task Force (CMDTF) Teleconference:
I) NCEP/EMC plan for coupled testing
II) GMTB connecting NCEP to the research community
February 23, 2016
Dr. Suru Saha of NCEP/EMC laid out a plan for coupled testing to explore the responses of various physics in different conditions, from diurnal to seasonal and for many locations, by developing a process oriented diagnostics package and making the single column models (SCM) "operational" for easier sharing/working with external community.
Dr. Lígia Bernardet from Global Modeling Testbed (GMTB) gave an overview on GMTB, which was leveraged from Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) as a critical mechanism for connecting NCEP to the research community. A Common Community Physics Package (CCPP), which would benefit CMDTF, is developing. It can be used by all models, thus will minimize needs to port new schemes to various NCEP models. Its hierarchical testing framework is expected to attract community contributions that will expedite forecast improvement. Discussions followed for cooperative development.
The CMDTF is an initiative of CPO/MAPP Program in partnership with CTB.