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Modeling and Data Assimilation

NOAA New England High-Resolution Temperature Program

    A targeted program for improved surface temperature forecasts over New England for the energy sector via:
  • High-resolution weather models
  • Ensemble forecast techniques
  • New observations to initialize the models
  • Verification to understand model errors
  Mesoscale Analysis and Prediction System (MAPS) / Rapid Update Cycle (RUC)
    This regional data assimilation and forecast system provides high-frequency (every 1 h) 3-D analyses over the contiguous United States and short-range forecasts (out to 12 h) in support of aviation and other mesoscale forecast users. The RUC runs operationally at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and MAPS runs experimentally at FSL with forecasts out to 36 h every 6 h.
Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS)
    This system integrates data from virtually every meteorological observation system into a very high-resolution gridded framework centered on a forecast office's domain of responsibility.
  MAPS Surface Assimilation System (MSAS)
    This surface data assimilation system produces hourly analyses of meteorological conditions at the earth's surface. MSAS also runs operationally at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and in NWS forecast offices as part of the AWIPS system.
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