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CMC model upgraded

Postby stuffradio » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:04 am

Canada got that super computer upgrade installed in September, and now the models have received an upgrade too!

Dear MSC Datamart Users,

On November 1, 2017 the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) implemented
a major upgrade of the Global Deterministic Prediction System (GDPS),
the principal goal being the introduction of two-way coupling with an
ice ocean model in the forecast component.

The main impact of this coupling is an improvement in hurricane
forecasts including, importantly, improved forecasts in tropical
regions, as well as significantly better scores for the majority of
weather elements predicted.

Minor impacts along coastlines due to the diurnal variability of the sea
surface temperature and of sea ice conditions are also to be noted.

Details regarding this important upgrade can be found here: ... 22___01740

These changes are transparent to users of GRIB products from Datamart,
since the GDPS outputs retain their previous format. Nevertheless,
please note the following consequences:

- GDPS SCRIBE matrices, available at the address below, are delayed by
about 5 minutes: ... d_regions/

- Outputs from the Global Ice Ocean Prediction System (GIOPS) are
now available at 12Z as well as 00Z. See:

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