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Webinar: Neural Network applications for NWP models

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:00

Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 12:00 PM. Neural Network applications for NWP models. Vladimir Krasnopolsky, NOAA/NCEP/EMC. Sponsored by NOAA Star Center for Satellite Applications and Research. More information here.


Neural network (NN) is a versatile and generic artificial intelligence (statistical learning) nonlinear tool. In EMC data/model rich environment, we could take full advantage of such a flexible tool if applied it more courageously. Many NN applications have been and are being developed at EMC. Brief review of these NN applications for: (1) model initialization, (2) model physics, and (3) post-processing model outputs is presented. Three of developed NN applications are discussed in more details: NN observation operator to assimilate surface parameters (SSH anomaly); fast long and short wave NN radiation for CGS and GFS; NN nonlinear multi-model ensemble for calculating precipitation rate over ConUS. NN methodologies developed, working on these applications, are generic and can be used and are used currently to solve a variety of problems in post-processing of model outputs, data assimilation, etc.

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