Unified Post Processor (UPP)

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This is the main UPP website for UFS based Applications using the FV3 dynamical core. At this time, the release is still underway and as such, many of the links within the site are non-existent until the release is available. WRF users can find the UPP for WRF website at https://dtcenter.org/community-code/unified-post-processor-upp-wrf. This frozen website exists as a source of information for users still using UPP with WRF model output.  Please note the UPP for WRF website is no longer updated or supported. 

Welcome

Welcome to the users home page for the NCEP Unified Post Processing System (UPP). UPP was developed at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and is used operationally for models maintained by NCEP. The UPP has the capability to post-process output from a variety of NWP models, including WRF-NMM, WRF-ARW, Non-hydrostatic Multi-scale Model on the B grid (NMMB), Global Forest System (GFS), and Climate Forecast System (CFS), and Finite-Volume Cubed Sphere (FV3).

The Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) maintains a community version of the UPP code that aligns with what is used operationally at NCEP. Features and developments from NCEP are continually brought back into the community UPP package and likewise community members are encouraged to provide new features to DTC for proposal into operational code.

The UPP is used as the post-processor for the Unified Forecasting System (UFS) and is included public releases the UFS Applications. For more information regarding the UFS, please visit https://ufscommunity.org/.  

At this time the DTC provides community support for UFS based forecasts.  Support for WRF based applications has been retired, please see the archived UPP for WRF website for information.