DTC - The Developmental Testbed Center

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The DTC is a facility where new NWP techniques can be evaluated in an operations-like setting, without interfering with current operations. It is intended to provide for a rapid and direct transfer of new NWP research advances into operational forecasting and to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of both experimental and operational systems. The Center will provide a rigorous environment for modeling system development and stringent code qualification and should significantly decrease the time for getting new modeling capabilities into operations. The focus will initially be on WRF-based regional NWP and will then expand to encompass global models. The DTC Facility will be co-located with NCAR and will host a strong visitor program to promote community involvement.


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