Cryospheric parameters for verification of Unified Forecast System (NOAA)
In my personal opinion, cryosphere isn't well-represented so far in the considerations of what model fields should be evaluated from the global coupled unified forecast system. The system includes global ocean, sea ice, and land (permafrost?).
Please consider rating (ranking) parameters and adding ones that are missing at the below links. Cryosphere particularly shows up in the applications for Subseasonal to seasonal / medium range weather (out to about 45 days lead), seasonal (9 months, perhaps to 2 years), and marine and cryosphere (to about 14 days).
There will be a later call for what metrics should be applied to the variables named at this round.
Updated: 15 UTC 10/21 - Please use below
Subject: Verification Metrics Surveys for UFS Applications
The Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and theUnified Forecast System's (see ufscommunity.org) Verification and Validation Cross-Cutting Team (UFS-V&V), will be holding a three-day workshop to identify key verification and validation metrics for UFS applications. The workshop will be held remotely February 22-24, 2021. The goal of the workshop is to identify and prioritize key metrics to use for evaluating UFS research products and establish their readiness to move from one research stage to another prior to becoming operational candidates for the NCEP Production Suite.
In preparation for the Workshop, a series of pre-workshop surveys will be made available to gather community input from the diverse set of customers and stakeholders across government, academic, and private sectors. Please consider participating and sharing the link with your colleagues.