The National Centers for Environmental Prediction: Operational Climate, Ocean, and Weather Prediction for the 21st Century

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The National Meteorological Center is being restructured to serve a broader mission, which includes operational climate and ocean prediction as well as short-range weather prediction. Its successor organization is called the National Centers for Environmental Prediction and will consist of eight components: six service-oriented centers that will generate environmental prediction products and two central support activities to develop and operate the numerical models on which the predictions are based. This paper describes these components, together with their operation as an integrated organization.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Ronald D. McPherson, National Meteorological Center, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.

The National Meteorological Center is being restructured to serve a broader mission, which includes operational climate and ocean prediction as well as short-range weather prediction. Its successor organization is called the National Centers for Environmental Prediction and will consist of eight components: six service-oriented centers that will generate environmental prediction products and two central support activities to develop and operate the numerical models on which the predictions are based. This paper describes these components, together with their operation as an integrated organization.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Ronald D. McPherson, National Meteorological Center, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.
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