2021 DTC UFS Evaluation Metrics Workshop | Pre-workshop Survey 1

2021 DTC UFS Evaluation Metrics Workshop

Feb 22 - 24 2021

The goal of the workshop is to identify and prioritize key metrics to use for evaluating the Unified Forecast System (UFS) research products and establish their readiness to move from one research stage to another prior to becoming an operational candidate. In preparation for the Workshop, a series of pre-workshop surveys are being used to gather community input from the diverse set of interested stakeholders across government, academic, and private sectors.

Survey 1 was available in late October and was broken up into 8 applications with 2-6 subsections per application.  Through the survey, we were trying to identify what are:

  • Critical fields that are needed by the user community to assess skill in each application
  • Omissions in the lists of fields that were generated at the 2018 Evaluation Metrics Workshop

Survey 2 is now open - please take sometime to respond to it today!  Also, please Register for the Workshop by 31 January 2021.  

UFS Application Response by Sector (updated 11/02)   All Survey Results

Short Range Weather /
Convection Allowing Model

Sub-sections: Upper-Level,
Surface/Sensible Weather, Aviation,
Air Quality, Precipitation, Severe,
Winter Weather,
Land Surface,
and Hydrologic

Total: 142 SRW/CAM Survey Results

Medium Range Weather /
Subseasonal to Seasonal

Sub-sections: Upper-Level Synoptic,
Surface/Sensible Weather,
Land-Surface, Marine/Waves,
Sub-Seasonal

Total: 98   MRW/S2S Survey Results

Seasonal

Sub-sections: General Synoptic,
Seasonal

Total: 38   Seasonal Survey Results

Air Quality/
Atmospheric Composition

Sub-sections: Surface/Sensible Weather,
Aerosols, Chemistry

Total: 57   Air Quality/Atmospheric Composition
Survey Results

Coastal

Sub-sections: General Marine, Coastal

Total: 32   Coastal Survey Results

Hurricane

Sub-sections: Environmental,
TC Attributes

Total: 73   Hurricane Survey Results

Marine and Cryosphere

Sub-sections: Marine,
Cryosphere

Total: 42   Marine and Cryosphere
Survey Results

Space

Sub-sections: Tropospheric Weather,
Upper Atmosphere, Ions/Molecules,
Indices and Other Parameters
Total: 16   Space Weather Survey Results