A verification meeting took place in Bruxelles on 27-29 March, 2012.
A. Deckmyn (Be), N. Pristov (Si), J. Rio (Pt), P. Termonia (Be), C. Zingerle (Au), M. Turkmen (Tk)
One of the five short-term ALADIN actions concerns the issue to launch an effort to “define”our users and to coordinate a project on addressing the user requirements.
This is related to the problem of the verification of our models and in reality can be split in three
- identification of verification scores and procedures that are specifically aimed at user needs,
- the (further) development of the verification methods with a common verification toolbox, and
- the activities need to be supplemented with a regular quality monitoring of the operational
forecasts within the consortium.
This should be organized in close collaboration with HIRLAM and the 2011 ALADIN workshop/HIRLAM ASM proposed to renew the impulse by the creation of a verification task force.
The working days’ participants agreed on the following proposals (to be presented and debated during the 2012 ALADIN Workshop :
- Make the quality monitoring tool in Ljubljana sufficiently operational that it will produce
monthly quality reports on a regular basis for the operational models in the ALADIN countries.
And also it must be easy to access the verification results from outside and sending requests of
the users period/parameter/score of interest.
- Develop a common verification toolbox based on the R package, together with HIRLAM.
- Draw up a list of “exemplary” ALADIN end users, from a questionnaire to the partners along
with an identified decision-making procedure and verification scores (that will become part of
the verification toolbox).
The staff should be identified.