FUTURE SEAMLESS GLOBAL DATA PROCESSING AND FORECASTING SYSTEM
The World Meteorological Congress, at its seventeenth session (Cg-17), noted the rapidly evolving transformations in the practice of operational numerical weather prediction, particularly the integrated or seamless modeling approach, and recognized:
Cg-17 therefore decided, through Resolution 11 (Cg-17), to initiate a process for the gradual establishment of a future enhanced integrated and seamless WMO DPFS, in light of the conclusions of the first World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC-2014, Montreal, Canada, August 2014), and requested the Executive Council to formulate Terms of Reference for this process, and a description of the set of products the system should produce, for consideration by the eighteen session of the World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18) in 2019.
A "living" paper, called GDPFS White Paper, responds to this request by describing: (1) why we are doing this; (2) the scope; (3) the vision; (4) general considerations on GDPFS core aspects, needs and characteristics, linkages with observations and data exchange, services, role of regional bodies, international organizations, research, and capacity development, the priorities, (5) the benefits, (6) opportunities, success factors and challenges, and (7) the mechanism for implementation and timelines.
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