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EMC > NEMS > CAPABILITIES
NOAA Environmental Modeling System

Capabilities



Because NEMS is currently in development, there are many capabilites and components planned for the NEMS infrastructure. This page provides a reference to those planned capabilities, including ones that are currently implemented, under construction, or will be included in the future.

Components and Capabilites of the NEMS Infrastructure


  • Configuration control
    • Domain
    • Resolution (horizontal, vertical)
    • Standardized fixed field generation (WPS - topography, land use, etc.)
    • Tracer definition
  • Observations ingest, formatting, QC, etc libraries
  • Nesting (static and moving, telescoping, 1-way, 2-way)
  • Concurrent ensemble execution (single executable, multiple members)
  • Data assimilation (3D-var and advanced techniques)
  • In-core updating for analysis increments and boundary conditions
  • Model dynamics and physics including:
    • Atmosphere
    • Ocean
    • Land surface and hydrology
    • Air quality and trace gases
  • Post-processor and product generator
  • Standard operational verification
  • Documentation for operational and research users





Operational Models


All of the secondary bulleted items will be included in operational NEMS.

  • Global Forecast System
    • GFS
  • Global Ensemble (GENS, NAEFS)
    • GFS
    • FIM
  • North American (NAM), nested apps (Fire Weather...)
    • NMM
  • Short-range Ensemble (SREF)
    • NMM
    • ARW
    • Physics diversity
  • High Resolution Window (HRW)
    • NMM
    • ARW
  • Rapid Refresh (RR) Ensemble
    • ARW dynamics + GSD physics
    • NMM dynamics + NCEP physics
  • Air Quality (AQ)
    • CMAQ
  • Land Surface & Hydrology (LIS)
    • Noah & LIS
  • Hurricane (HUR)
    • NMM for hurricanes
    • HYCOM + Wavewatch
  • Ocean, waves and Seasonal Climate Forecast (CFS)
    • GFS for climate
    • MOM4
    • HYCOM-Wavewatch

Modeling Research


  • Global and regional
  • Institutionally supported components
    • Atmosphere
      • GFS (NCEP)
      • NOGAPS (Navy)
      • FV (NASA, GFDL)
      • NMM (NCEP)
      • ARW (ESRL, NCAR, AFWA)
      • COAMPS (Navy)
      • FIM (ESRL)
      • FISL (NCEP)
    • Ocean
      • MOM4 (GFDL)
      • HYCOM (NCEP, Navy)
    • Waves
      • Wavewatch 3
    • Land surface and hydrology
      • Noah (NCEP) & LIS (GSFC)
      • VIC (Princeton, U. Wash)
      • MOSAIC (NASA)
      • Sacramento (OHD)
      • Smirnova LSM (ESRL)
    • Air quality and trace gases
      • CMAQ (EPA, ARL)
      • WRF-CHEM
      • GOCART (NASA)
      • NAAPS (Navy)



Under construction

Will include in future