March 8, 2008
Pulling Weather Forecasts Together
(note: in our search for the link that joins scientific information with military objectives, we learned there has been a joint weather venture created with the countries within the north American continent. The following description is straight from the NAEFS website)
The North American Ensemble Forecast System is a new weather modeling system run jointly by the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) and the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) to provide numerical weather prediction (NWP) products to weather forecasters in both countries for a forecast period that runs out to 2 weeks in the future.
The NAEFS combines the Canadian global forecast model ensemble and the NWS global forecast model ensemble into a joint ensemble that will create weather forecasts for all of North America.
At present, all the national weather agencies in North America are participating in NAEFS - the Meteorological Service of Canada, the National Meteorological Service of Mexico, and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NWS.
(image below: current precipitation radar image of Toronto, Canada, from NAEFS site)