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REVISED MANUAL ON GDPFS

Version of 12-May-2015

 

NOTE: Missings Chapter(s)/Section(s) will be added upon completion, but not later than mid-June 2015. Additions will be identified in the table of contents below. Members are invited to regularly visit this web page for updates.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

PART I – OUTLINE OF THE WMO GLOBAL DATA PROCESSING AND FORECASTING SYSTEM (GDPFS)

1. PURPOSE AND SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES

1.1 General description

1.2. Activities supported by the GDPFS

 2. CENTRES

2.1 Definition

Appendix A.I.2.1 Definitions of meteorological forecasting ranges

2.2 Designation process

3. COORDINATION WITH OTHER SYSTEMS OR PROGRAMMES

PART II – SPECIFICATIONS OF GDPFS ACTIVITIES

1. OVERALL REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS

1.1. Quality control of incoming observations

Appendix A.II.1.1-a Techniques for monitoring the quality of observations

Appendix A.II.1.1-b Procedures and formats for the exchange of monitoring results

1.2. Data collection and product dissemination

1.3. Long-term storage of data and products

1.4. Product verification

1.5. Documentation on system and products

1.6. Training

1.7. Reporting on compliance

1.8. Graphical representation of observations, analyses and forecasts

2. SPECIFICATION OF ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THEIR MODIFICATION

2.1 General purpose activities

2.1.1. Global Deterministic Numerical Weather Prediction

Appendix A.II.2.1.1-a Minimum list of global deterministic NWP products to be made available on the WIS

Appendix A.II.2.1.1-b Characteristics of global deterministic NWP systems

2.1.2. Limited Area Deterministic Numerical Weather Prediction

Appendix A.II.2.1.2-a Minimum list of limited area deterministic NWP products to be made available on the WIS

Appendix A.II.2.1.2-b Characteristics of limited area deterministic NWP systems

2.1.3. Global Ensemble Numerical Weather Prediction

Appendix A.II.2.1.3-a Minimum list of global EPS products to be made available on the WIS

Appendix A.II.2.1.3-b Characteristics of global EPS

2.1.4. Limited Area Ensemble Numerical Weather Prediction

Appendix A.II.2.1.4-a Minimum list of limited area EPS products to be made available on the WIS

Appendix A.II.2.1.4-b Characteristics of limited area EPS

2.1.5. Numerical Prediction for subseasonal to longer timescales

Appendix A.II.2.1.5-a Mandatory and highly recommended seasonal numerical prediction products to be made available on the WIS

Appendix II.2.1.5-b Characteristics of seasonal numerical prediction systems

Appendix II.2.1.5-c Additional seasonal numerical prediction products to be made available on the WIS

2.1.6. Numerical Ocean Wave Prediction

Appendix A.II.2.1.6-a Minimum list of numerical ocean wave prediction products to be made available on the WIS

Appendix A.II.2.1.6-b

Appendix A.II.2.1.6-c Characteristics of global NOWP systems

2.1.7 Global Numerical Ocean Prediction

Appendix A.II.2.1.7-a Minimum list of global numerical ocean prediction products to be made available on the WIS

Appendix A.II.2.1.7-b

Appendix A.II.2.1.7-c Characteristics of global NOP systems

2.1.8. Nowcasting

Appendix II.2.1.8 Characteristics of Nowcasting systems

2.2 Specialized activities

2.2.2. Regional Severe Weather Forecasting

2.2.3. Regional climate prediction and monitoring

Appendix A.II.2.2.3-a RCC mandatory functions

Appendix A.II.2.2.3-b Additional highly recommended RCC functions

Annex A.II.2.2.3-annex Guidelines for feedback from RCCs/NHMSs to GPCs

2.2.4. Multi Model Ensemble Prediction for Long Range Forecasts

Appendix A.II.2.2.4-a Minimum information to be available from LCs-LRFMME

Appendix A.II.2.2.4-b Additional information to be available from LCs-LRFMME

Appendix A.II.2.2.4-c Access to GPC data and visualization products held by the Lead Centres for LRFMME

2.2.5. Tropical Cyclone Forecasting, including marine-related hazards

2.2.6. Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre

2.2.7. Response to Marine Environmental Emergencies

2.2.8. Nuclear Emergency Responses

Appendix A.II.2.2.8-a Activation of support for nuclear emergency response and standards in the provision of international services by RSMCs

Appendix A.II.2.2.8-b Minimum list of products and rules for displaying products

Appendix A.II.2.2.8-c Default emission source parameters

Appendix A.II.2.2.8-d Characteristics of atmospheric transport modelling system

Appendix A.II.2.2.8-e Request form to activate RSMC support

Appendix A.II.2.2.8-f Specifications for support to CTBTO

2.2.9. Response to non-Nuclear Environmental Emergencies

Appendix A.II.2.2.9-a Activation of support for non-nuclear emergency response

Appendix A.II.2.2.9-e Request form to activate RSMC support

Appendix A.II.2.2.9-f Users interpretation guide for non-nuclear atmospheric transport model products provided by RSMCs

2.2.10. Atmospheric sand and dust storm forecasting

Appendix A.II.2.2.10-a Minimum list of atmospheric sand and dust storm products to be made available on the WIS

2.2.11. Marine Meteorological Services

2.3 Non real time coordination activities

2.3.1. Coordination of deterministic NWP verification

Appendix A.II.2.3.1 I – Standardized verification of deterministic NWP products

2.3.2. Coordination of EPS verification

Appendix A.II.2.3.2 II – Standard verification measures of global EPS

2.3.3. Coordination of LRF verification

Appendix A.II.2.3.3 II – Standardized verification System for long-range forecasts (SVSLRF)

2.3.4. Coordination of wave forecast verification

2.3.5. Coordination of observation monitoring

 

PART III – GDPFS IMPLEMENTATION

 

ACRONYMS

 

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