Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594

Young GS

Young GS


  • Research Article
    Down-Selecting Numerical Weather Prediction Multi-Physics Ensembleswith Hierarchical Cluster Analysis
    Author(s): Jared A Lee, Haupt SE and Young GSJared A Lee, Haupt SE and Young GS

    The goal of ensemble down selection is to retain the subset of ensemble members that span the uncertainty space of the forecast while eliminating those that are most redundant. There are hundreds of combinations of physics schemes that can be used in typical numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. Limited computational resources, however, force us to constrain the size of NWP ensembles, and to choose what combinations of physics schemes to use. Ensemble down selection can help guide those choices, and also yield information about how many ensemble members are necessary. In this study we examine the use of hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) as an objective down selection technique. To test the performance of HCA across multiple seasons, a 42 member multi physics ensemble is configured and run, with 48 h forecasts initialized every fifth day for twelve months. HCA is performed on forec.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2332-2594.1000156

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