Scientific and Technical Advancement

UCAR
2010
David Ahijevych (NESL/MMM), Barbara Brown (RAL/JNT), Randy Bullock (RAL/JNT), Chris Davis (NCAR/ASP), Tressa Fowler (RAL/JNT), Eric Gilleland (RAL/JNT), John Halley Gotway (RAL/JNT), Anne Holmes (RAL/JNT), Tara Jensen (RAL/JNT), and Paul Oldenburg (RAL/JNT)
Internal
Winner

For developing and supporting Model Evaluation Tools (MET). MET is a highly-configurable, state-of-the-art suite of verification tools used in 92 countries by more than 1000 registered users. While MET was developed using output from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, the tools are useful in evaluating forecasts from other modeling systems as well. MET facilitates efforts of researchers, operational meteorologists, and students to evaluate model forecasts, and it also encourages them on an ongoing basis. Creating new verification capabilities is an essential element of the MET effort.