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Welcome to the Lead Centre on Verification of Ensemble Prediction System Web site


Lead Centre

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) CBS-XIII (2005) recommended that the general responsibilities for a Lead Centre for Verification of EPS be added to the Manual on the GDPFS (WMO-No.485) and that the President designate RSMC Tokyo (Japan Meteorological Agency: JMA) as this Lead Centre.
Since January 2004, JMA has operated two Internet sites for the Lead Centre works; a Web site and a FTP site. The FTP site is used for EPS producing centres to upload their statistics of EPS verification and the Web site is used to publish them.

Guide of EPS verification
Standard verification measures of the global EPS in Manual on the GDPFS

The standard verification measures of the global EPS are defined in Manual on the GDPFS (2017 edition, WMO-No. 485; available here), appendix 2.2.35. Because of the publication of the latest edition of the Manual, WMO GDPFS Centres are highly recommended grasping the changes in those measures form the previous edition of the Manual (2010 edition - updated in 2015; available here).


Climatology for verification

The climatology data used in the verification measures are available from the ftp server of the WMO Lead Centre for Deterministic Forecast Verification. Information on how to obtain access to the data is available here.


Lead Centre guideline on the exchange and use of EPS verification results

In addition to the Manual, the Lead Centre has prepared the guideline on the exchange and use of EPS verification results (available here) for following information:

  • Definition of the standard verification statistics.
  • Data format and rules of three kinds of monthly verification reports produced by centres conducting global ensemble NWP: a deterministic table, CRPS table and reliability table.
  • For the centres, how to post the statistics on the ftp server of the Lead Centre.
Publication of verification results
The statistics in the menu "Monthly Exchange" are made by each EPS centre.
The information of uploading the "Monthly Exchange" is here.
The visualized images in the menu "Monthly Diagrams" and "Timesequence" are made by the Lead Centre.
Verification results of some centres are still unavailable.
The information of reported parameters in "Monthly Exchange" is here.

Contents Deterministic verification Probabilistic verification
RMS error, Spread CRPS BS, Reliability diagram, ...
Timesequence All Centres
BOM | CMA | CMC | CPTEC | DWD | ECMWF | JMA | KMA | MF | NCEP | RUMS | UKMO
All Centres
BOM | CMA | CMC | CPTEC | DWD | ECMWF | JMA | KMA | MF | NCEP | RUMS | UKMO
All Centres
BOM | CMA | CMC | CPTEC | DWD | ECMWF | JMA | KMA | MF | NCEP | RUMS | UKMO
Monthly Diagrams BOM | CMA | CMC | CPTEC | DWD | ECMWF | JMA | KMA | MF | NCEP | RUMS | UKMO BOM | CMA | CMC | CPTEC | DWD | ECMWF | JMA | KMA | MF | NCEP | RUMS | UKMO BOM | CMA | CMC | CPTEC | DWD | ECMWF | JMA | KMA | MF | NCEP | RUMS | UKMO
Monthly Exchange Deterministic tables by each centre | Reported status CRPS tables by each centre | Reported status Reliability tables by each centre | Reported status
Note BOM | CMA | CMC | CPTEC | DWD | ECMWF | JMA(Climatological normals until Dec. 2016, Change log) | KMA | MF | NCEP | RUMS (Precipitation data processing) | UKMO


Contacts

For further information, please contact JMA at the email address below.
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