Media availability on major U.S. weather model upgrade
On June 12, weather forecasters throughout the United States will begin using an upgraded version of the country’s flagship weather forecast model, the Global Forecast System, when it is officially placed into operations. This is the first major upgrade in almost 40 years to the model’s dynamical core, which is a key model component that computes wind and air pressure for successful numerical weather prediction.
NOAA’s acting administrator will provide a brief overview about the model upgrade and plans for further improvements. Scientists from NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory will also be available to answer questions about the new dynamical core and ways in which it will improve weather forecasts.
Telephone Media Availability
Wednesday, June 12, 11:00 a.m. EDT
Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., Acting NOAA Administrator
Brian Gross, Ph.D., Director, NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center
Lucas Harris, Ph.D., Physical Scientist, NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
This media availability is for credentialed reporters only.
- In the U.S.: 888-566-6184
- International: 1-517-308-9126
- Passcode: WEATHER
For one-on-one interview requests after the teleconference please contact Lauren Gaches to make arrangements at 202-740-8314.