GFSv16 OFFICIAL EVALUATION

This webpage includes relevant links to the official evaluation of the
NCEP GFSv16 organized by the NCEP/EMC Model Evaluation Group (MEG).
*Please check back regularly for updates*
Last update: Monday 5 October 2020


TIMELINE

Evaluation Period
(Start - End)
Recommendations
from Field Due
NCEP Director
Briefing
Code Handoff
to NCO
IT Test Period
(Start - End)
Implementation
Date
8/3/20 - 9/25/20 9/28/20 10/5/20 10/9/20 ~12/21/20 - 1/20/21 ~2/3/21

SUMMARY

GFSv16 NWS SOO Team Evaluation Overview - Presented by NWS SOO Team (9/17/20 MEG Meeting)
GFSv16 MEG Evaluation Overview - Presented by Alicia Bentley/Geoff Manikin (9/24/20 MEG Meeting)
NCEP/EMC Change Configuration Board Presentation - Presented by Fanglin Yang/Geoff Manikin (9/30/20 CCB Meeting)
GFS Wave vs. Multi-1 Evaluation Summary - Presented by Deanna Spindler (10/1/20 MEG Meeting)
GFSv16 Field Evaluations (Waves/Days 1-10 Weather) - Presented by Shannon Shields/Philippe Papin (10/1/20 MEG Meeting)
NCEP OD Science and Decisional Briefing: Summary - Presented by Vijay Tallapragada/Geoff Manikin (10/5/20 OD Briefing)
NCEP OD Science and Decisional Briefing: Field Evaluations - Presented by WPC/NHC/SPC/AK Region/OPC (10/5/20 OD Briefing)
***NCEP OD Decision: APPROVED***

INFORMATION

GFSv16 Official Evaluation Kickoff Meeting - Presented by Geoff Manikin/Alicia Bentley (7/16/20 MEG Meeting)
Overview of GFSv16 Wave (e.g., science/product changes) - Presented by Deanna Spindler (8/6/20 MEG Meeting)
Overview of GFSv16 Verification Statistics - Presented by Chris MacIntosh/Alicia Bentley (8/6/20 MEG Meeting)
GFSv16 Case Studies: Tropical Cyclones - Presented by Shannon Shields (8/20/20 MEG Meeting)
GFSv16 Tropical Cyclones: Strengths and Concerns - Presented by Alicia Bentley (8/20/20 MEG Meeting)
GFSv16 Case Studies: QPF/Precipitation - Presented by Philippe Papin (8/27/20 MEG Meeting)
GFSv16 Case Studies: Winter Weather - Presented by Alicia Bentley (8/27/20 MEG Meeting)
GFSv16 Case Studies: Severe Weather - Presented by Chris MacIntosh (9/3/20 MEG Meeting)
GFSv16 Severe Weather: Strengths and Concerns - Presented by Logan Dawson (9/3/20 MEG Meeting)
GFSv16 Case Studies: Extreme Temperatures - Presented by Shannon Shields (9/10/20 MEG Meeting)
GFSv16 Case Studies: Temp. Profiles/Inversions - Presented by Geoff Manikin (9/10/20 MEG Meeting)
Assessing HMON/HWRF performance initialized with GFSv16 - Presented by Zhan Zhang (10/1/20 MEG Meeting)

DATA

GFSv16 Data - Available on Para NOMADS

RETROSPECTIVES

GFSv16 Retrospective Case Studies - Maintained by NCEP/EMC MEG
GFSv16 Retrospective Soundings - Maintained by NCEP/EMC MEG

REAL-TIME

GFSv16 Real-time Forecast Graphics - Maintained by Shannon Shields (EMC)
GFSv16 Real-time Soundings - Maintained by Keqin Wu (EMC)

VERIFICATION

GFSv16 Real-time Parallel Verification - Maintained by Mallory Row (EMC)

GFSv16 Retrospective Verification (All Streams) - Maintained by Mallory Row (EMC)
GFSv16 Retrospective Stream 0 Verification - Maintained by Mallory Row (EMC)
GFSv16 Retrospective Stream 1 Verification - Maintained by Mallory Row (EMC)
GFSv16 Retrospective Stream 2 Verification - Maintained by Mallory Row (EMC)
GFSv16 Retrospective Stream 3 Verification - Maintained by Mallory Row (EMC)
*GFSv16 Retrospective Stream 4 was combined with Stream 3*
GFSv16 Retrospective Stream 5 Verification - Maintained by Mallory Row (EMC)

GFSv16 Wave Verification (Buoys) - Maintained by Deanna Spindler (EMC)
GFSv16 Wave Verification (Satellite) - Maintained by Todd Spindler (EMC)


FV3: Finite-volume CUBED-SPHERE DYNAMICAL CORE

"FV3 has been chosen as the dynamical core for the Next Generation Global Prediction System project (NGGPS),
designed to upgrade the current operational Global Forecast System (GFS) to run as a unified,
fully-coupled system in NOAA's Environmental Modeling System infrastructure."