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Webinar: NOAA’s 3km Rapid Refresh Weather Forecasting Models and Renewable Energy Forecasts
January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Featured Speaker: Dave Turner, Sr. Scientist, NOAA Global Systems Laboratory
About the Webinar: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is home to the National Weather Service (NWS), which runs numerical weather prediction models operationally and provides the output freely to all; these forecasts are used heavily by the energy community. The webinar will include discussion of the short-range weather model used by the NWS; the high-resolution rapid refresh (HRRR) system. The HRRR uses a 3-km horizontal grid, is restarted every hour using all of the available observations, and provides forecasts out to 18 hours, with longer forecasts out to 48 hours 4 times per day. The webinar will cover some of the changes that have been incorporated into the HRRR that were motivated by the energy community. NOAA is moving towards a Unified Forecast System, and thus eventually the HRRR will be replaced by the Rapid Refresh Forecast System (RRFS). Dr. Turner will also discuss how the RRFS differs from the HRRR, provide some timelines, and a view for the next few years.
About the Speaker: Dr. Dave Turner is the Senior Scientist at the NOAA Global Systems Laboratory. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in atmospheric sciences in 2003. His research interests include understanding the processes that control the evolution of the atmospheric boundary layer and its interactions with the earth’s surface, radiative transfer, microphysics, and remote sensing. He is also the manager of NOAA’s Atmospheric Science for Renewable Energy program.
Moderator: Julia Matevosyan, Chief Engineer, ESIG
Registration Cost: FREE
Q&A Session: We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.