NCEP SHORT-RANGE ENSEMBLE FORECAST (SREF)
NCEP's Short-Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF) system is a dual-core multi-physics regional ensemble over North America. It consists of 26 members, 13 using the Advanced Research WRF (WRF-ARW) model and 13 members using the NEMS Non-Hydrostatic Multiscale Model on B-grid (NEMS-NMMB). SREF is run to 87-h at 16 km horizontal resolution with 40 vertical layers at 0300, 0900, 1500, and 2100 UTC. To create ensemble diversity a mix of different physics parameterizations, lateral boundary conditions (LBC) from the Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS), and initial conditions are used. Table 1 shows the physics configuration used for the 13 NEMS-NMMB members, and Table 2 shows the configurations used for the WRF-ARW members.
The October 2015 SREF implementation was its last upgrade, as future regional ensemble development at NCEP will focus on building a high-resolution convective-allowing ensemble including the FV3 dynamic core.
Table 2: Physics, initial conditions, and lateral boundary conditions used in the 13 WRF-ARW SREF members; click here for definition of acronyms.
SREF-Related Web Pages
|Official NCEP MAG SREF Site||SPC SREF web site||SPC SREF Plumes|
|Aviation(CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii)||Cyclone Track|
|Oct. 21, 2015 SREF Upgrade||Past Upgrades||References|
|SREF data on NCEP NOMADS||SREF Verification|
|North America Rapid Refresh Ensemble -- Time Lagged (NARRE-TL)|
|High-Resolution Ensemble Forecast (HREF)|
|SPC HREF site|
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For more info about the NARRE-TL, please contact: Binbin Zhou