Outstanding Publication Award

UCAR
2009
Chris Davis (MMM/RAL), Barb Brown (RAL), and Randy Bullock (RAL)
Internal
Nominee

Chris Davis (MMM/RAL), Barb Brown (RAL), and Randy Bullock (RAL) for their pioneering paper on an object-based verification methodology which mimics the human perception of forecast quality and provides diagnostic feedback on the nature of forecast errors. This paper marks an important shift from traditional statistical scoring toward a diagnostically relevant verification approach that will change the way forecast performance assessments will be done in the future.

Davis, C., B. Brown, and R. Bullock, 2006: Object-based verification of precipitation forecasts, Part I: Methodology and application of mesoscale rain areas. Monthly Weather Review, 134, 1772-1784

DOI: 
10.1175/MWR3145.1