NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
- Grants totalling $7,750,000 are available for projects focusing on joint technology transfer, observations, and social sciences.
- Letters of Intent must be submitted by 5pm ET on Tue Sep 22, 2020.
- Full applications must be received by 5pm ET on Wed Nov 18, 2020.
- Award decisions are expected in April 2021.
- Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due by 5pm on Monday, August 17, 2020.
- Full proposals are due by 5pm on Monday November 30, 2020.
- Funding notifications are typically made in the April-May timeframe.
UFS Webinar Series: Hybridization of Physics-Based Modeling with Machine Learning in Numerical Weather/Climate Prediction Systems
Presenter: Vladimir Krasnopolsky, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC
August 27, 2020
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AGU Fall Meeting
Virtual (and everywhere) Meeting
December 7-11, 2020
The Unified Forecast System Research-to-Operations Project (2020 – 2022)
A broad collaboration among NOAA and non-NOAA scientists was launched in July 2020 this month to accelerate innovation into NOAA operational modeling for weather and climate prediction. The Unified Forecast System (UFS), a community-based, coupled comprehensive end-to-end Earth system data assimilation and prediction system, is being used in a Research-to-Operations (R2O) project. The UFS-R2O project was established in response to advice from the community that NOAA modeling and data assimilation needs to be integrated and collectively managed, based on a unified modeling framework in a unified collaborative strategy. Read more about the UFS R2O project here.
COMING SOON: THE UFS SHORT RANGE WEATHER APPLICATION 1.0
The second UFS application to be released (read about the first here) will be the Short-Range Weather (SRW) Application 1.0, which focuses on atmospheric behavior from less than an hour to several days. Expected in fall 2020, the SRW Application 1.0 includes prognostic atmospheric and land models, pre- and post-processing, and a community workflow for running the system end-to-end. Supported model resolutions in this release include a 3-km, 13-km, and 25-km predefined Contiguous U.S (CONUS) domain. The release will be distributed through GitHub and is designed to be code that the research community can easily access, run, and use for experimentation, allowing innovations to be committed back to the relevant repositories. The release team is being led by NOAA and NCAR partners and involves contributors from a diverse set of organizations. Data assimilation and a verification package will be provided as a part of a future release. Read more about the SRW release here.
THE GLOBAL ENSEMBLE FORECAST SYSTEM v12 EXTENDS FORECAST SKILL
The Model Evaluation Group, part of NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center, recently completed an evaluation that shows that a planned upgrade to the operational Global Ensemble Forecast System, GEFSv12, will substantially improve forecast guidance. The GEFS system, based on the UFS Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Application with coupled atmosphere, land, wave, and aerosol models, is scheduled for implementation in operations in September 2020. GEFSv12 extends the number of days that can be skillfully forecast relative to the current operational system by about 12 hours, to 9.5 days; in 2000, this number was just 6 days. This overall growth in skill represents improved guidance on zonal winds, hurricane track, and other phenomena. GEFSv12 will be the first coupled UFS application to be implemented in operations. View a UFS Webinar on the GEFSv12 evaluation.