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