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Global and Regional Centres for the Global Data Processing and Forecasting System (GDPFS)

GDPFS is organized as a three-level system consisting of World Meteorological Centres (WMCs), Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) and National Meteorological Centres (NMCs), which carry out GDPFS functions at the global, regional and national levels, respectively. Within RSMCs, there are centres with geographical specialization, centres with activity specialization, Global Producing Centres for long-range Forecasts (GPCs) and Global Climate Centres (GCCs). For more details about GDPFS, please see its Manual available here.

World Meteorological Centres (WMCs), Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) with geographical specialization and with activity specialization.

RMCSs
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • Moscow (Russian Federation)
  • Washington (USA)

RA I

  • Alger (Algeria)
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Dakar (Senegal)
  • Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Pretoria (South Africa)
  • Tunis (Tunisia) / Casablanca (Morocco)

RA II

  • Beijing (China)
  • Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
  • Khabarovsk (Russian Federation)
  • New Delhi (India)
  • Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)
  • Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • Tokyo (Japan)

RA III

  • Brasilia (Brazil)
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)

RA IV

  • Miami (USA)
  • Montreal (Canada)
  • Washington (USA)

RA V

  • Darwin (Australia)
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • Wellington (New Zealand)

RA VI

  • Exeter (UK)
  • Moscow (Russian Federation)
  • Offenbach (Germany)
  • Rome (Italy)

 

RA I

  • Saint Denis (La Reunion)

RA II

  • New Delhi (India)
  • Tokyo (Japan)

RA IV

  • Miami (USA)
  • Honolulu (USA)

RA V

  • Nadi (Fiji)

RA II

  • Beijing (China)
  • Tokyo (Japan)

RA IV

  • Montreal (Canada)
  • Washington (USA)

RA V

  • Melbourne (Australia)

RA VI

  • Exeter (UK)
  • Obninsk (Russian Federation)
  • Offenbach (Germany)*
  • Toulouse (France)
  • Vienna (Austria)

* backtracking only

  • ECMWF
  • African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) - Niamey
  • ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) - Singapore
  • Drought Monitoring Centres (DMCs) – Nairobi and Gaborone
  • INPE – Sao Paulo
  • National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting – New Delhi

Global Producing Centres for Long-range Forecasts (GPCs)

GPCs are centres designated by WMO for the provision of global long-range forecasts. For more details, please see here.

Also note that there are the following two designated Lead Centres

  • WMO Lead Centre for Long Range Forecast Multi-Model Ensemble (LC-LRFMME) jointly coordinated by KMA and NOAA/NCEP
  • WMO Lead Centre for Standard Verification System of Long Range Forecasts (LC-SVSLRF) jointly coordinated by BoM and MSC

Other major centres such as International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), USA and APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Climate Centre (APCC), Republic of Korea are also providing global seasonal forecasts.

GPCs

RA I

  • Pretoria (South Africa)

RA II

  • Beijing (China)
  • Seoul (Korea)
  • Tokyo (Japan)

RA III

  • SPTEC (Brazil)

 

RA IV

  • Montreal (Canada)
  • Washington (USA)

RA V

  • Melbourne (Australia)

RA VI

  • Exeter (UK)
  • Moscow (Russian Federation)
  • Toulouse (France)
  • ECMWF

Regional Climate Centres (RCCs)

WMO RCCs are centres of excellence that create regional products including long-range forecasts that support regional and national climate activities and thereby strengthen capacity of WMO Members in a given region to deliver better climate services to national users. For more details, please see here.

RCCs

RA II

  • Beijing (China)
  • Tokyo (Japan)

RA I

  • ACMAD, Niamey (Niger)
  • ICPAC, Nairobi (Kenya)

RA II

  • North Eurasian Climate Centre, Moscow ( Russian Federation)

RA VI

Nodes for RA VI RCC-Network

  • De Bilt (Netherland),
  • Offenbach (Germany),
  • Toulouse (France )
  • Moscow ( Russian Federation)

RA II

  • Pune (India)

RA III

  • CIIFEN, Guayaquil (Ecuador)

 

RA I

ECOWAS RCC Network

  • ACMAD and AGRHYMET, Niamey (Niger)

North African RCC Network

  • Algiers (Algeria)
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Casablanca (Morocco)
  • Tripoli (Libya)
  • Tunis (Tunisia)

RA III

Northern South America

  • Cayenne (French Guyana)
  • Brasilia (Brazil)

Southern South America

  • Brasilia (Brazil)
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)

RA I

  • CEMAC, Bangui (Central African Rep)
  • SADC CSC, Gaborone (Botswana)

RA II

  • Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
  • Teheran (Iran)

RA IV

  • Bridgetown (Barbados)

 

 

 

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