NOAA to develop new global weather model

Posted by on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States has taken a significant step toward building the world’s best global weather model.

NOAA announced the selection of a new dynamic core, the engine of a numerical weather prediction model, and will begin developing a state-of-the-art global weather forecasting model to replace the U.S. Global Forecast System (GFS).

The new global model will continue to be called the GFS. 

Goals for the new model include a unified system to improve forecast accuracy beyond 8 to 10 days, better model forecasts of hurricane track and intensity, and the extension of weather forecasting through 14 days and for extreme events, 3 to 4 weeks in advance.

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