Global Producing Centres for Long Range Forecasts
In 2006, WMO has begun a process to designate centres making global seasonal forecasts as WMO Global Producing Centres (GPCs) for Long Range Forecasts, as an integral part of its Global Data-Processing and Forecasting System (GDPFS). Through this designation process, GPCs adhere to certain well-defined standards – aiding consistency and usability of output:
A comprehensive set of standard verification measures, with which to communicate the skill of forecasts, has also been defined (the WMO Standard Verification System for Long-Range Forecasts – SVSLRF).
The following are GPC products provided as minimum requirement:
In addition, WMO has also designated the following Lead Centres:
Other major centres providing global seasonal forecasts:
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