Model Evaluation Tool
Final rept. Oct 2003-Sep 2004
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS NM COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCE DIRECTORATE
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A Web-based Model Evaluation Tool MET has been developed that allows a user to gather initialization data, and run and statistically analyze output from these mesoscale models Mesoscale Model Version 5 MM5 and the Weather Research and Forecasting model. The models may be run as single entities or as an ensemble. An example of an ensemble would be a multi-analysis ensemble running MM5 using the Aviation, Eta, Medium-Range Forecasting MRF, and Naval Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System NOGAPS models for large-scale initialization. If an ensemble is run, weights may be assigned to each ensemble member parameter based on the Newbold-Granger scheme. In addition, the user is able to assimilate other data types into the model runs, such as radiosonde observations and surface meteorological data in the form of Meteorological Aerodrome Reports METAR. Also discussed is an initial effort to add a mobile capability for MET, allowing access through a cell phone.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems
- Statistics and Probability