Theme 2: Innovative observations for advancing the analysis and prediction of weather, climate, and atmospheric chemistry

Within this theme, the NCAS-M seeks to support research and applications that take greater advantage of novel and traditional environmental observations particularly those that close observational gaps in NOAA operational network that limit WRN forecast metrics. For example, accelerating techniques for sensing the lowest 5,000 feet of the atmosphere and applying that data into operational forecast systems to help NOAA achieve recommendations from The National Academy of Sciences report, From the Ground Up (The National Academies Press, 2009). These recommendations address critical observations needed by NOAA to improve the accuracy of short term severe weather forecasts.

Focus Area 1: Process-level Understanding and Enhanced Modeling Capabilities

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Focus Area 2: Improved Quantification of Forecast Uncertainty

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Focus Area 3: Advancing the Development of High Resolution Models

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