End-of-Year NMME Teleconference
10, 2015 There was a rich agenda for this end-of-year NMME teleconference with an update on the
NCAR NMME Phase-II data archive and four reports on new research movements.
archive highlight has been added to the NCAR
Climate Data Portal home page. Right now,
the NMME archive contains over 8000 datasets and
roughly 800,000 files. Data use has increased
significantly over the past three months.
Average monthly downloads are at ~12TB (based on
past 3 month average) with about 70
organizations represented (primarily US
university and federal agencies).
NCAR/CESM planned to contribute to the real time NMME forecast ensemble, for which it had completed the hindcast of monthly
mean fields for January-April, 1980-2010.
NOAA CDPW Anniversary
Synthesis and Integration: Challenges Facing the Next Generation Operational CFS
J. Zhou, J. Huang, A. Mariotti, D. Barrie, J. L. Kinter III, A. Kumar
NOAA/CPO/MAPP Model Diagnostics Task Force
worked in progress on process-oriented metrics,
which linked model development and
evaluation to provide physical insight relating
how process errors lead to model biases. It fits in with the needs of the next-generation model development at modeling centers and the upcoming
CMIP6 project. The researcher in George Mason University reported to use SST as a proxy to estimate Arctic sea ice for 1982-2009, exploring possible sea ice evaluation in NMME data. Given the strong El Niño this year,
Princeton University professor planned a class group project to make real-time forecasts for 2016 winter hydroclimate in the western U.S and called for a community participation.