Following a recommendation of some members, as a measure to
avoid duplication of efforts, it was agreed to combine two
important reports: -the Annual WWW Technical Progress
Report on the Global Data-Processing and Forecasting System
(GDPFS) and the Annual Numerical Weather Prediction
(NWP) Progress Report - into one, starting with the report
for the year 2005.
This new combined annual publication will serve as a means of
updating the rapidly evolving facilities, research and
services being implemented at GDPFS/NWP Centres as
requirements and technology advance.
It will also provide to operational experts and researchers
up-to-date information on the status of implementation of
operational equipment and related facilities including
analysis-forecast systems at the GDPFS/NWP Centres, as well as
their research and development efforts in the area of
understanding of physical processes, models and techniques for
operational numerical weather prediction.