2021 DTC UFS Evaluation Metrics Workshop

2021 DTC UFS Evaluation Metrics Workshop


The Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Unified Forecast System's Verification and Validation Cross-Cutting Team (UFS-V&V), held a three day workshop to identify key verification and validation metrics for UFS applications.  The workshop was held remotely February 22-24, 2021. 

The goal of this workshop was to follow-on from the 2018 DTC UFS Test-Plan and Metrics Workshop to finalize the identification and prioritization of key metrics to apply in evaluating UFS research products that will help guide their transition from research-to-operations.  Since all UFS evaluation decisions affect a diverse set of users, workshop organizers welcomed members from government, academic, and private sector organizations to participate in the workshop.  In preparation for the Workshop, a series of pre-Workshop surveys were distributed to interested parties.  

Organizing Committee: Tara Jensen (NCAR and DTC),  Geoff Manikin (EMC), Burkely Gallo (SPC), Jason Levit (EMC), Jack Settlemaier (SRH), Sarah Lu (U Albany), Linden Wolf (OSTI), Deepthi Achuthavarier (OSTI), Yan Xue (OSTI), Jason Otkin (U Wisc-CIMSS), Mike Baldwin (Purdue), Dave Turner (GSL), and Cristiana Stan (GMU)

Significant Contributions from:
UFS V&V Cross-Cutting Team
EMC MEG and Verification Teams
All of the Breakout Facilitators
DTC administrative support and UCAR Multimedia Services