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Global Producing Centres of Long-Range Forecasts
In 2006, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) began a process to designate centres making global seasonal forecasts as WMO Global Producing Centres of Long-Range Forecasts (GPCLRFs). This forms an integral part of the WMO Global Data-Processing and Forecasting System (GDPFS).
Through this designation process, GPCLRFs adhere to certain well-defined standards, aiding the consistency and usability of:
A comprehensive set of standard verification measures has also been defined, and is known as the WMO Standard Verification System for Long-Range Forecasts (SVSLRF).
At minimum, the following are required from GPCLRFs:
WMO Global Producing Centres of Long-Range Forecasts
WMO has officially designated 12 GPCLRFs:
In addition to the institutions referenced above, WMO has also designated the following Lead Centres:
Other Major Centres Providing Global Seasonal Forecasts
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