Sunday, February 19, 2017

Testbeds and proving grounds have become a key strategy in NOAA to link research and operations (  NOAA testbeds and proving grounds include:

  • Climate Testbed (CTB):  CTB accelerates transition of scientific advances from the climate research community to improved NOAA climate forecast products and services.

  • Developmental Testbed Center (DTC):  DTC improves weather forecasts by facilitating transition of the most promising new NWP techniques from research into operations.

  • Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT):  HWT accelerates transition of new meteorological insights and technologies into advances in forecasting and warning for hazardous weather events.

  • Hydrometeorology Testbed (HMT):  HMT conducts research on precipitation and weather conditions that can lead to flooding, and fosters transition of scientific advances and new tools into forecasting operations.

  • Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) JHT is a competitive, peer-reviewed, grant program that selects the best mature research products for testing and transitioning to operations.  Includes modeling, data gathering, and decision support components. 

  • Operations Proving Ground (OPG):  NOAA’s National Weather Service OPG serves as a framework to advance NWS decision-support services and science & technology for a weather-ready nation.

NOAA Testbeds Website