2012 HFIP Demonstration | Global Models

  • Overview
  • ESRL

For the annual HFIP Demo, real-time forecasts are generated using experimental numerical weather prediction model configurations that attempt to provide improvements in tropical cyclone guidance forecasts. Each modeling group has extensive expertise in hurricane forecasting and is currently employing a broad spectrum of physics parameterizations, data assimilation techniques and coupling complexities. The group running a global model was NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). Basic information on the model configuration is provided under the tab with the corresponding abbreviated group identifier.

Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)

ATCF ID - FIM9

Contact Person: Mike Fiorino

Flow-Following Finite-Volume Icosahedral Model (FIM)

Overview

The Flow-Following Finite-Volume Icosahedral Model (FIM) is one of the global numerical weather prediction models run by NOAA. FIM operates on an icosahedral global grid and an isentropic-sigma hybrid (or flow-following) vertical coordinate.

Domains

Horizontal

15 km

Atmosphere

Initialization

Run with EnKF-GSI hybrid