Accession Number : ADA616401


Title :   ESPC Common Model Architecture


Corporate Author : NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION BOULDER CO EARTH SYSTEM RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Deluca, Cecelia ; Peng, Melinda


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a616401.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : To expedite the development of numerical weather prediction (NWP) systems, a national partnership National Unified Operational Prediction Capability (NUOPC) was established between NOAA and Navy to develop common software architecture for easy and efficient interoperability. The overarching goal of NUOPC is to accelerate the rate of improvement in the US National environmental prediction capability, focusing initially on the global model enterprise. Improvements in prediction capability are expected to result in better environmental situation awareness, severe weather warnings (hurricanes, tornadoes, snow storms), better cost avoidance for weather sensitive industries (agriculture, transportation, utilities, and defense), and better informed decision making for industry, defense and the general public. These goals will be achieved through model development under a common model architecture and other software-related standards in this project.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *WEATHER FORECASTING , DECISION MAKING , INTEROPERABILITY , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , STORMS , WARNING SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE