High-Resolution Mesoscale Atmospheric Model Prediction and Validation
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA
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The long-term goal of this work is to explore and test new techniques that can improve the predictive skill of COAMPS, particularly when applied at high horizontal resolution grid increments less than 10 km. New validation techniques will be developed and used as guidance to improve COAMPS high-resolution forecasts. One objective of this work is to evaluate the skill of COAMPS coarse and fine-resolution nested grids. New methods of validation for high-resolution mesoscale model forecasts will be explored using conventional and non-conventional observations. The flexibility of COAMPS nested grid applications will be improved including nest initialization, nest relocation, and flexible nest start up time.