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Model Evaluation Tools (MET)

Model Evaluation Tools (MET)

The Model Evaluation Tools (MET) verification package is designed to be a highly-configurable, state-of-the-art suite of verification tools. It was developed using output from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) modeling system but may be applied to the output of other modeling systems as well.

MET provides a variety of verification techniques, including:

Flowchart representation of METv5.0 structure. Green areas represent executables, while gray represent data.
Flowchart representation of METv5.0 structure. Green areas represent executables, while gray represent data.
  • Standard verification scores comparing gridded model data to point-based observations
  • Standard verification scores comparing gridded model data to gridded observations
  • Spatial verification methods comparing gridded model data to gridded observations using neighborhood, object-based, and intensity-scale decomposition approaches
  • Ensemble and probabilistic verification methods comparing gridded model data to point-based or gridded observations
  • Aggregating the output of these verification methods through time and space