NOAA THORPEX SCIENCE WORKSHOP B Y ZOLTA N TOT H AN D SHARANY A J . MAJUMDA R he Observing System Research and Predictabil- NOAA THORPEX WORKSHOP ity Experiment (THORPEX) is a global atmo- spheri c research and development program WHAT : Nearly 7 0 scientists discussed research sponsored by th e World Meteorological Organization activities, including adaptive use of observations, tha t is aimed at accelerating improvements in the ensemble-based data assimilation, model-related skill and utility of 1-14-day forecasts of high-impact uncertainties, high-impact modeling, socioeconomic weathe r (for details on THORPEX and its North applications, and the transition of successful re- American counterpart, see www.wmo.int/thorpex/ search into weather forecasting operations. WHEN : 17-19 January 200 6 and www.ucar.edu/na-thorpex/, respectively). Such WHERE : Camp Springs, Maryland improvements are envisaged by advancing research related to four main components of the forecast process: the observing system, data assimilation, pre- dictability and numerical forecasting, and socioeco- In 2004, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric nomic applications. To achieve its goals, THORPEX Administratio n (NOAA) formally started its par- encourages collaboration between the research and ticipatio n in THORPEX by establishing its own operational communities, as well as amon g scientists related program (the
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