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Central Guidance. Local Offices. The Path to NOAA’s Seamless Suite of Products and Forecast Services. Observe. To Serve Diverse Customer Base e.g., National Association of State Energy Officials, Emergency Managers. Process. Products & Forecast Services. Respond & Feedback.

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The path to noaa s seamless suite of products and forecast services

Central

Guidance

Local

Offices

The Path to NOAA’s Seamless Suite of Products and Forecast Services

Observe

To Serve Diverse

Customer Base

e.g., National Association of

State Energy Officials,

Emergency Managers

Process

Products & Forecast Services

Respond & Feedback

Distribute

IBM Supercomputer at Gaithersburg, MD Computer Center

Research, Development and Technology Infusion

Feedback


The path to noaa s seamless suite of products and forecast services

Total FTE: 426

146 Contractors/20 Visitors

51 FTE


Computing capability

Computing Capability

$26.4M/Year Investment

Commissioned/Operational IBM Supercomputer in Gaithersburg, MD (June 6, 2003)

  • Receives Over 123 Million Global Observations Daily

  • Sustained Computational Speed: 1.485 Trillion Calculations/Sec

  • Generates More Than 5.7 Million Model Fields Each Day

  • Global Models (Weather, Ocean, Climate)

  • Regional Models (Aviation, Severe Weather, Fire Weather)

  • Hazards Models (Hurricane, Volcanic Ash, Dispersion)

  • 3.2x upgrade operational on January 25, 2005

  • Backup in Fairmont, WV operational January 25, 2005


The path to noaa s seamless suite of products and forecast services

Forecast

Model Dependencies

GFDL

Hurricane

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NMM

ARW

WRF

Dispersion

GFS

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D

A

S

CFS

Eta

Air Quality

NOAH Land Surface Model

RUC

L D A S


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