Grid operators responsible for making decisions on what kind of power generation to use to keep the grid in balance (conventional versus weather dependent, such as wind or solar) need a reliable numerical weather prediction (NWP) model to ensure grid stability. A statistically significant improvement of the ramp event forecast skill is found through the assimilation of the special WFIP data in two different study areas, and variations in model skill between up‐ramp versus down‐ramp events are found.
September 19-20: Researchers from GSD, CIRES, and CIRA will present research progress at the annual Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) Science Advisory Board Meeting. The DTC is a distributed facility where the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) community can test and evaluate new models and techniques for use in research and operations. The DTC is a NOAA/NCAR collaboration, and the board is made of members of the U.S. NWP community including GSD's Curtis Alexander.
GSD and CIRES scientists will present Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) activities for the annual DTC Science Advisory Board SAB Meeting. The DTC is a distributed NOAA/NCAR facility where the numerical weather prediction community can test and evaluate new models and techniques for use in research and development. The board is made up of numerical weather prediction experts from the U.S. and guides the future path of DTC activities. GSD's Curtis Alexander is a member of the SAB.