The THORPEX Interactive Grand Global Ensemble

Philippe Bougeault, Zoltan Toth, Craig Bishop, Barbara Brown, David Burridge, De Hui Chen, Beth Ebert, Manuel Fuentes, Thomas M. Hamill, Ken Mylne, Jean Nicolau, Tiziana Paccagnella (+10 others)
2010 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
Leading NWP centers have agreed to create a database of their operational ensemble forecasts and open access to researchers to accelerate the development of probabilistic forecasting of high-impact weather. Objectives and cOncept. During the past decade, ensemble forecasting has undergone rapid development in all parts of the world. Ensembles are now generally accepted as a reliable approach to forecast confidence estimation, especially in the case of high-impact weather. Their application to
more » ... ir application to quantitative probabilistic forecasting is also increasing rapidly. In addition, there has been a strong interest in the development of multimodel ensembles, whether based on a set of single (deterministic) forecasts from different systems, or on a set of ensemble forecasts from different systems (the so-called superensemble). The hope is that multimodel ensembles will provide an affordable approach to the classical goal of increasing the hit rate for prediction of high-impact weather without increasing the false-alarm rate. This is being taken further within The Observing System Research and Predictability Experiment (THORPEX), a major component of the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) under the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). A key goal of THORPEX is to accelerate improvements in
doi:10.1175/2010bams2853.1 fatcat:2r72dd7f6nhsbd54enehefqsna