Welcome to the users page for the METexpress, a simplified visualization component of the enhanced Model Evaluation Tools (METplus) verification system. METexpress was developed at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Global Systems Laboratory (GSL), based on a verification system developed in-house at GSL named the Model Analysis Tool Suite (MATS). The continued support and development efforts are made possible through the generous support of the United States Air Force, NOAA, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
METexpress is an easy-to-use interface that displays plots of statistical verification metrics for the data that a user defines interactively. The foundational metrics must first be generated from model output and “truth” data (usually observations or gridded model analyses) produced by the MET verification tool and the output files produced by MET must then be loaded into a MET database. It allows a model developer to explore metrics about their model runs quickly and flexibly without relying on someone else producing pre-generated plots. The developer can slice and dice data in the way that best gives them insight into how their model performed.
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