Richard “Ricky” Rood has been a crucial part of the leadership in the Unified Forecast System community – the UFS community.
He has offered to share a presentation he made as a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan on weather analysis providing insight and explaining the work of the UFS.
What is the UFS? The UFS is a community-based, coupled, comprehensive Earth modeling system. This system includes computer code, governance rules, and the community of individuals composed of researchers, developers and users from NOAA, educational institutions, federal agencies, and the private sector. The UFS is designed to support the weather enterprise and to be the source system for NOAA’s operational numerical weather prediction applications.