The thorpex interactive grand global ensemble

Philippe Bougeault, Zoltan Toth, Craig Bishop, Barbara Brown, David Burridge, Hui De Chen, Beth Ebert, Manuel Fuentes, Thomas M. Hamill, Ken Mylne, Jean Nicolau, Tiziana Paccagnella, Young Youn Park, David Parsons, Baudouin Raoult, Doug Schuster, Pedro Silva Dias, Richard Swinbank, Yoshiaki Takeuchi, Warren TennantLaurence Wilson, Steve Worley

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1072
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2010


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  • Atmospheric Science

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Bougeault, P., Toth, Z., Bishop, C., Brown, B., Burridge, D., De Chen, H., Ebert, B., Fuentes, M., Hamill, T. M., Mylne, K., Nicolau, J., Paccagnella, T., Park, Y. Y., Parsons, D., Raoult, B., Schuster, D., Dias, P. S., Swinbank, R., Takeuchi, Y., ... Worley, S. (2010). The thorpex interactive grand global ensemble. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91(8), 1059-1072.