A major component of THORPEX, THORPEX Interactive Grand Global Ensemble (TIGGE) was initiated in 2005 at a workshop hosted by the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). It was initiated to enhance collaboration on ensemble prediction, both internationally and between operational centers and universities and develop new methods to combine ensembles from different sources and to correct for systematic errors. The highest-priority data accumulated in the TIGGE archive are the ensemble forecasts generated routinely (operationally) at major forecast centers around the world. TIGGE has strong links with the North American Ensemble Forecast System (NAEFS), which synthesizes ensemble products from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC). The Internet Data Distribution (IDD) system/Local Data Manager (LDM), an Internet-based distribution system has been developed by Unidata, which meets the TIGGE requirements.
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- Atmospheric Science