AGU 2019

Autumn 2019
AGU Fall Meeting 2019

Join us for the DTC presentation and posters at the 100th AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, from 9 to 13 December 2019 in the Moscone Center.


A11V-2749 An Evaluation of Common Community Physics Package (CCPP) Physics Suites Across Scales
Kathryn Newman, Tracy Hertneky, Evan Anthony Kalina, Michelle Harrold, Linlin Pan, Evelyn D. Grell, Laurie Carson and Michael B Ek

Monday, 9 December 2019
08:00 - 12:20
Moscone South - Poster Hall

A13I-3018 The Use of the Enhanced Model Evaluation Tools (METplus) Verification and Diagnostic Capability in S2S
Tara L Jensen, John Halley-Gotway, Weiwei Li, Zhuo Wang, Juliana Dias and George N Kiladis

Monday, 9 December 2019
13:40 - 18:00
Moscone South - Poster Hall

A31M-2879 Evaluate the Impact of Assimilating Dual-Polarized Quality Controlled Radial Velocity on Storm Forecast with an Operational Functional Similar HRRR System
Ming Hu, Chunhua Zhou, Guoqing Ge, Ying Zhang, Michael Kavulich Jr., and Lindsay Blank

Wednesday, 11 December 2019
08:00 - 12:20
Moscone South - Poster Hall

A34E-08 Subseasonal Variability of Rossby Wave Breaking and Impacts on Tropical Cyclones during the North Atlantic Warm Season
Weiwei Li, Zhuo Wang, Gan Zhang, Melinda Peng, Stanley G Benjamin, and Ming Zhao,

Wednesday, 11 December 2019
17:45 - 18:00
Moscone West - 3000, L3

AMS 2020

Autumn 2019
100th AMS Annual Meeting in historic Boston, Massachusetts, from 12 to 16 January 2020

Join us at one of the many DTC-related presentations and posters at the 100th AMS Annual Meeting in historic Boston, Massachusetts, from 12 to 16 January 2020 in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

 

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List of search results for abstracts that include DTC and Developmental Testbed Center. All room and event locations listed below are held in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


PD1.5 Using Cloud Computing and Software Container Technology for Interactive Classroom Learning in Numerical Weather Prediction Michael J. Kavulich Jr., NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. K. Wolff, K. Fossell, J. Halley Gotway, M. Harold, and S. Ng
Monday, January 13, 2020
08:30 AM - 08:30 AM
258C
 

1B.6 The Use of the METplus Verification and Diagnostic Capability in Forecast Evaluation across Multiple Scales and Applications Tara Jensen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Halley Gotway, G. P. McCabe Jr., J. Frimel, M. P. Row, R. G. Bullock, T. L. Fowler, D. W. Fillmore, B. Strong, M. Marquis, M. Win-Gildenmeister, J. Prestopnik, D. R. Adriaansen, and C. P. Kalb
Monday, January 13, 2020
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM
257AB

2.5 Exploring Non-Traditional Methods for Streamlining the Model Validation Process Tracy Hertneky, and T. L. Fowler and M. Harrold
Monday, January 13, 2020
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
260

3.1 Streamlining Verification through the Enhanced Model Evaluation Tools (METplus) Tara Jensen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. H. Gotway, M. P. Row, B. Strong, J. Frimel, J. J. Levit, M. Win-Gildenmeister, and M. Marquis
Monday, January 13, 2020
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
260

The Use of METplus Verification and Diagnostic Capabilities for Evaluating Sea-Ice Predictions Lindsay R. Blank, NCAR, Boulder, CO; Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, CO; and R. Grumbine, T. Jensen, and J. J. Levit
Monday, January 13, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hall B

Adding tropical cyclone genesis verification capabilities to the Model Evaluation Tools (MET+) Daniel J. Halperin, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL; and K. M. Newman, J. E. Halley Gotway, and T. L. Jensen
Monday, January 13, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hall B

5A.3 A Community Workflow for the Stand-Alone Regional (SAR) Configuration of the FV3 Gerard Ketefian, NOAA/ESRL/GSD and Univ. of Colorado/CIRES, Boulder, CO; and J. Beck, C. Alexander, L. Reames, G. Gayno, D. Heinzeller, L. Pan, T. Smirnova, J. Purser, D. Jovic, T. Black, J. Abeles, J. Wolff, L. Carson, J. Schramm, M. J. Kavulich Jr., J. R. Carley, and B. T. Blake
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
252A

5.5 The Model Evaluation Tools (MET): Recent Additions and Enhancements John E. Halley Gotway, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. L. Jensen, R. G. Bullock, H. Soh, D. W. Fillmore, and J. Prestopnik
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
260

3.1 Predictive Skill of African Easterly Waves in the ECMWF Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Reforecasts Weiwei Li, NCAR, Boulder, CO; Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, CO; and Z. Wang
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
01:30 PM - 01:45 PM
212

6A.2 Combining the Common Community Physics Package with a Single Column Model to Drive NWP Physics Advancements Grant J. Firl, NCAR, and Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, CO; and D. Heinzeller, L. Xue, and L. Bernardet
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
257AB

3.4 Leveraging Cloud Computing and Software Container Technologies to Create a Portable End-to-End Numerical Weather Prediction System Kate Fossell, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Wolff, J. H. Gotway, M. Harrold, and M. J. Kavulich Jr.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM
155

One-Stop Shopping for Physics across Scales: From a Single-Column Model to Three-Dimensional Configurations for Weather and S2S Linlin Pan, NOAA/GSD, Univ. of Colorado/CIRES, and Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, CO; NOAA, Boulder, CO; and L. Bernardet, D. Heinzeller, E. Kalina, G. Firl, E. Grell, K. Newman, L. Carson, and G. Grell
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hall B

An Evaluation of Common Community Physics Package (CCPP) Physics Suites Across Scales Kathryn M. Newman, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. J. Hertneky, E. A. Kalina, M. Harrold, L. Pan, G. Firl, E. D. Grell, L. Carson, and M. Ek
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hall B

Verification of the Physics Suite Testing for GFS v16 Using the Model Evaluation Tools Michelle Harrold, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. K. Wolff, M. Zhang, T. Hertneky, L. Bernardet, J. K. Henderson, L. R. Blank, W. Li, L. Pan, G. Firl, and T. Jensen
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hall B

6.2 Exposing Undergraduate Students to Numerical Weather Prediction Through the Use of Software Containers and Cloud Computing Jamie K. Wolff, and S. Ng, K. R. Fossell, J. E. Halley Gotway, M. Harrold, and M. J. Kavulich Jr.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
258C

9.3 Assimilation of Dual-Pol Quality-Controlled Radial Velocity Data in the NOAA Operational Convective-Scale Forecast System
Guoqing Ge, CIRES and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and M. Hu, S. Weygandt, and C. Alexander
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
259A

9.5 The Use of the METplus Verification and Diagnostic Capability in Short-Term Forecast Evaluation Tara Jensen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Halley Gotway, C. P. Kalb, L. R. Blank, D. R. Adriaansen, and D. W. Fillmore
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
252A

10B.2 A Community Effort to Unify Verification and Validation Efforts Tara Jensen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Manikin, J. A. Otkin, I. Stajner, and Z. Wang
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
01:45 PM - 02:00 PM
251

10B.3 Fostering National and International Collaboration through the Enhanced Model Evaluation Tools (METplus) Tara Jensen, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Halley Gotway, M. P. Row, J. J. Levit, B. Strong, and M. Marquis
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM
251

11B.1 Developmental Testbed Center: Current Status and Outlook for the Future Louisa B. Nance, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Beck, L. Bernardet, G. Firl, K. Fossell, M. Harrold, M. Hu, T. L. Jensen, E. Kalina, M. Marquis, K. Newman, J. K. Wolff, K. Y. Wong, and C. Zhou
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
251

11B.2 The Common Community Physics Package CCPP: Unifying Physics across NOAA and NCAR Models using a Common Software Framework Dom Heinzeller, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, and Univ. of Colorado/CIRES, and Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, CO; and G. J. Firl, L. Bernardet, L. Carson, M. Zhang, S. Goldhaber, C. Craig, D. Gill, M. Duda, and F. M. Vitt
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
251

Testing the DTC’s Single Column Model for Tropical Cyclone Environment Mrinal K. Biswas, NCAR and Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, CO; and G. Firl, M. Ek, and J. Zhang
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hall B

The Python-based MPMC Test Suite for NOAA Operational Data Assimilation Systems (GSI/EnKF) G. Ge, CIRES and NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and M. Hu, C. Zhou, and D. Stark
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hall B

Enhancements to Cloud Overlap Radiative Effects for Weather Forecasting and Tropical Cyclone Prediction Michael J. Iacono, AER, Lexington, MA; and J. M. Henderson, L. Bernardet, E. Kalina, M. K. Biswas, K. M. Newman, B. Liu, Z. Zhang, and Y. T. Hou
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hall B

Track Centered Moving Grids for Tropical Cyclone Forecast Assessment in the Model Evaluation Tools (MET) Verification Package David W. Fillmore, 3090 Center Green Dr., Boulder, CO; NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. J. Hertneky, K. M. Newman, E. A. Kalina, R. G. Bullock, M. K. Biswas, J. E. Halley Gotway, and T. L. Jensen
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hall B

12A.3 Physics Interoperability as a Strategy for Advancing NOAA’s Unified Forecast System Physics Suites Ligia Bernardet, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, NOAA/GSD and Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, CO; and G. J. Firl, D. Heinzeller, L. Carson, M. Zhang, J. Schramm, and L. Nance
Thursday, January 16, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
257AB

12A.5 Process-oriented Diagnostics to Inform the Physics Suite of Future GFS Implementations using NOAA's Unified Forecast System Weiwei Li, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and L. Bernardet, M. Zhang, L. Pan, M. Harrold, J. Wolff, J. K. Henderson, T. Hertneky, L. R. Blank, G. J. Firl, M. ek, J. Dudhia, T. Jensen, Z. Wang, and L. Nance
Thursday, January 16, 2020
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
257AB

13B.6 Advances Toward an Operational Convection-Allowing Ensemble Prediction System in the Unified Forecast System at NOAA J. R. Carley, NOAA, College Park, MD; and B. T. Blake, T. L. Black, E. Rogers, E. Aligo, J. Abeles, L. C. Dawson, T. Lei, Y. Lin, M. E. Pyle, P. Shafran, E. Strobach, X. Zhang, J. S. Kain, C. R. Alexander, L. J. Wicker, L. M. Harris, and J. K. Wolff
Thursday, January 16, 2020
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
257AB

Experimentation and Development of Physical Parameterizations for Numerical Weather Prediction Using a Single-Column Model and the Common Community Physics Package (CCPP)

October 11, 2019

The AMS Short Course on Experimentation and Development of Physical Parameterizations for Numerical Weather Prediction Using a single-column model and the Common Community Physics Package (CCPP)  will be held on 12 January 2020 preceding the 100th AMS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site.    

The goal of this course is to familiarize participants with new tools for experimentation and development of physical parameterizations for Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP). Students will be exposed to the physics suites available through the Common Community Physics Package (CCPP), a library of physical parameterizations that is in use with NOAA’s Unified Forecast System. Supported suites include the operational GFS, the suite under development for the next operational GFS implementation, the suite used by the Rapid Refresh and High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (RAP/HRRR) models, and a suite developed under the auspices of a NOAA Climate Process Team.

In this course, the CCPP will be taught in conjunction with the Global Model Test Bed (GMTB) single-column model, a simplified framework that enables experimentation in a controlled setting. Various research cases will be provided as forcing datasets for the single-column model, all originating from experimental field campaigns focused on specific meteorological phenomena, such as a DOE-ARM LASSO case focused on shallow convection and a TWP-ICE case focused on maritime deep convection. In addition to its conceptual simplicity, the single-column model is not computationally demanding and can be executed on computers readily available to graduate students or in the cloud. The CCPP and the GMTB single-column model are publicly released and supported community codes (https://dtcenter.org/gmtb/users/ccpp/).

Instructors include Developmental Testbed Center subject matter experts from NOAA Global Systems Division and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Participants are expected to bring their own laptops to be able to participate in the hands-on exercises. Laptops must enable ssh connection. In order to display the results, students must either have the ability to receive data through scp or have X windows support configured.

For more information please contact Ligia Bernardet at the Global Model Test Bed helpdesk at gmtb-help@ucar.edu.

Short Course/Workshop Registration

All short course/workshop attendees must register and wear a badge/ribbon. Short course/workshop registration is not included in the 99th Annual Meeting registration, and short course/workshop registration does not include registration for the 99th AMS Annual Meeting.

Link to more information

Short Course on Containers and Cloud Computing at AMS Annual - 12 Jan 2020

October 10, 2019

The Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) will host a short course on Integrating NWP System Components Using Container Technology and Cloud Services on 12 January 2020 preceding the 100th AMS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The goal of this course is to raise awareness about tools and facilities available to the community for testing and evaluating Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) innovations, including the emerging set of software tools in reusable containers and cloud computing resources, through hands-on learning. 

While this course may appeal to a wide-reaching audience, this information may be particularly useful to undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about NWP and to university faculty that may find software containers and cloud computing to be useful teaching tools to add to their course curriculum. For more information, please see: https://annual.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/2020/programs/short-courses-workshops/integrating-nwp-system-components-using-container-technology-and-cloud-services/

 

2018 DTC Community Unified Forecast System Test Plan and Metrics Workshop

April 30, 2018

The Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) is pleased to announce an upcoming community workshop on Numerical Weather Prediction test plan and metrics for model validation and verification.

Now available: Agenda | Registration | Logistics

The workshop, to take place at the NCWCP in College Park, MD, will be held for two and a half days prior to the NGGPS Strategic Implementation Planning (SIP) meeting at the same location. The major goal of this workshop is to develop a community test plan with common validation and verification metrics for the emerging Unified Forecast System (UFS). When complete, the plan will serve as a guide for the NWP community for testing and validating new developments for the UFS models and components, and for verifying the UFS for both historical and real-time forecasts using observations and analyses, through standardized hierarchical testing. While metrics for all spatial and temporal scales for NWP models will be open for discussion at the workshop, emerging topics such as the verification of Convective Allowing Models, coupled earth system models, and ensemble systems will be emphasized.

The full two days of the workshop (July 30th - July 31st) will utilize mornings for participant presentations and short discussion periods, with the afternoons focusing on editing plan documents in various topic-based breakout sessions. Participants are requested to bring a laptop or tablet to assist in the real-time development of planning documents during the breakout sessions. A wrap-up session will be held on the final morning (August 1st). NGGPS Strategic Implementation Planning (SIP) meeting attendees are encouraged to participate in the Test Plan and Metrics wrap-up session prior to their meeting starting the afternoon of August 1st.

Agenda | Registration | Logistics

2018 Hurricane WRF Tutorial

Autumn 2017

The DTC is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Hurricane WRF (HWRF) tutorial to be held 23–25 January 2018 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD. Registration, a draft agenda, and information about hotel accommodations and other logistics can be found on our tutorial website:

2018 HWRF tutorial

The HWRF tutorial will be a three-day event organized by the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) and by the NOAA Environmental Modeling Center (EMC). The Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast system (HWRF) is a coupled atmosphere-ocean model suitable for tropical cyclone (TC) research and forecasting in all Northern and Southern Hemisphere ocean basins.

Tutorial participants can expect to hear lectures on all aspects of HWRF, including model physics and dynamics, nesting, initialization, coupling with the ocean, postprocessing, and vortex tracking. Additionally, enrichment lectures on HWRF's multistorm capability, TC verification, HWRF ensemble system, and NCEP's future plans for TC numerical weather prediction will be presented. Practical sessions will give tutorial participants hands-on experience in running HWRF.

We look forward to seeing you in College Park. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Evan Kalina (NOAA DTC): Evan.Kalina@noaa.gov
Kathryn Newman (NCAR DTC): knewman@ucar.edu
Zhan Zhang (NOAA EMC): Zhan.Zhang@noaa.gov
Bin Liu (NOAA EMC): Bin.Liu@noaa.gov>

HWRF Tutorial organizing committee

News from the DTC

Autumn 2014

Announcements, Publications and More

VISITOR PROJECT AWARDS

Paul Roebber (Univ of Wisconsin - Milwaukee):Demonstration Project: Development of a Large Member Ensemble Forecast System for Heavy Rainfall using Evolutionary Programming.

WORKSHOPS, TUTORIALS, EVENTS

Physics Workshop The DTC and NOAA will convene a workshop entitled ‘Parameterization of moist process for next-generation numerical weather prediction models’ on January 27-29 2015 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, MD.

The workshop is intended to stimulate the development of moist process parameterization for the Next- Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) and similar global models at scales and resolutions ranging from synoptic- to convection-permitting. The theme of the workshop will also be highly relevant to current and future generation regional and mesoscale models. Observational, modeling and theoretical perspectives will be addressed. Details will be available at http://www.dtcenter.org/events/workshops15/moist_phys/

PUBLICATIONS

Wolff, Jamie, M. Harrold, T. Fowler, J. Halley Gotway, L. Nance, and B. Brown, 2014 Weather and Forecasting: Beyond the basics: Evaluating model-based precipitation forecasts using traditional, spatial, and object-based methods; http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/WAF-D-13-00135.1

Bernardet, Ligia et al. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society: Community Support and Transition of Research to Operations for the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) Model; http://journals. ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00093.1