NMC Overview: Recent Progress and Future Plans

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  • 1 National Meteorological Center, NWS, NOAA, Washington, D.C.
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Abstract

This article describes the mission and organization of the National Meteorological Center (NMC), summarizes progress since the introduction of the CYBER 205 computers in 1983, and describes plans for NMC numerical prediction systems in the 1990s. Plans include the introduction of a new mewsoscale “storm” model on next generation computers, continued improvements in the resolution and physics of the NMC global model, and extension of daily forecasts from 5 to 7 days with a “week-two” forecast of average weather conditions.

Abstract

This article describes the mission and organization of the National Meteorological Center (NMC), summarizes progress since the introduction of the CYBER 205 computers in 1983, and describes plans for NMC numerical prediction systems in the 1990s. Plans include the introduction of a new mewsoscale “storm” model on next generation computers, continued improvements in the resolution and physics of the NMC global model, and extension of daily forecasts from 5 to 7 days with a “week-two” forecast of average weather conditions.

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