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Unified Terrain in the National Blend of Models

Unified Terrain in the National Blend of Models

Objectives:

  1. Recall the terrain data sets used by RTMA/URMA, NBM, and AWIPS GFE/NDFD.
  2. Explain the problems created by having multiple terrain data sets in the forecast process.
  3. Explain how the Unified Terrain is created.
  4. Explain how a consistent terrain dataset is beneficial for creating the forecast and assessing model performance.
  5. Summarize the impacts of the new Unified Terrain on the National Blend of Models.