A group comprised of eleven investigate meteorologists from a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Marine Meteorology Division, perceived a Dr. Arthur E. Bisson Prize for Naval Technology Achievement during a rite hosted by a Office of Naval Research (ONR), Aug 26.
The endowment honors a group for imagination and innovative systematic work ensuing in a fast development, from simple investigate to transition to operations, of an innovative and versatile Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) complement significantly improving a prophecy of pleasant cyclones (TC) — one of a many poignant threats to Department of Defense (DoD) operations in a pleasant and mid-latitude sea areas around a world.
The group consisting of Dr. James D. Doyle, group lead and Mesoscale Modeling Section Head during NRL, and meteorologists Drs. Sue Chen, Eric Hendricks, Richard Hodur, Teddy Holt, Hao Jin, Yi Jin, Jonathan Moskaitis, Melinda Peng, Patrick Reinecke, and Shouping Wang were named for their achievements in contributing to a softened reserve of Navy personnel, DoD assets, and a broader municipal race in coastal regions by their growth of a Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System for Tropical Cyclones (COAMPS-TCTM).
Doyle and his whole COAMPS-TC group energetically intent a Navy’s Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) and warfighting leadership, as good as a broader municipal meteorological village to surprise a growth and enrichment of COAMPS-TC into a heading pleasant storm model. Their coordination with a accumulation of Navy, DoD and interagency collaborators, including National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and NASA resulted in a stretched use of COAMPS-TC in a investigate and operational forecasting communities.
Currently, a Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and National Hurricane Center (NHC) use COAMPS-TC for foresee superintendence for a breeze speed power of pleasant cyclones (TC) and to foresee their speed and instruction of movement. Because COAMPS-TC showed poignant guarantee in predictive skill, both JTWC and NHC incorporated a products into their central ‘Consensus’ forecasts in 2012, good before a central indication transition date. Improvements are stability to be done to COAMPS-TC that will eventually yield some-more accurate superintendence for DoD and U.S. supervision forecasters.
Increasingly-sophisticated developmental versions of COAMPS-TC will continue to be transitioned to Navy operations in support of a Joint Typhoon Warning Center and a National Hurricane Center. A pivotal additional encouragement will be a entirely joined ocean-atmosphere chronicle in that a NRL Costal Ocean Model (NCOM) and a Wave Watch III (WWIII) indication will yield a sea dissemination and call components, respectively.
Rigorous contrast regulating a DoD Supercomputer Resource Center (DSRC) has demonstrated a displaying complement to be among a excellent and many accurate collection accessible to DoD and U.S. municipal forecasters. COAMPS-TC has garnered countless awards and accolades for a predictive ability and technical facilities during a growth and given a transition to operations in Jun 2013.
In Jun 2011, COAMPS-TC was one of 9 worldwide winners of a initial High Performance Computing (HPC) Excellence Award presented during a ISC-11 International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany — an endowment presented annually to commend notable achievements by users of HPC technologies. As a result, COAMPS-TC was famous for achieving ‘a significantly softened indication for pleasant storm forecasting. COAMPS-TC growth benefited significantly from a Department of Defense HPC Modernization Program Office (HPCMO) computational resources during a Navy Defense Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) during Mississippi’s Stennis Space Center.
The COAMPS-TC plan perceived countless DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Office (HPCMO) Challenge Awards during a growth due to a innovative record and overwhelmingly power advantage to a Navy and DoD. Real-time growth of COAMPS-TC and a support of Navy exercises and operations was a procedure behind a Marine Meteorology Division being awarded a Cray XE6m supercomputer by a HPCMO Dedicated HPC Project Investment (DHPI) extend in 2012 and a initial HPCMO ‘Pathfinder Project’ in 2014.
The enrichment in TC power forecasts with COAMPS-TC are formed on a long-term scholarship and record (ST) investment in mesoscale processes and indication growth from a NRL bottom module and a ONR Marine Meteorology Program. The bargain of pleasant storm dynamics has been accelerated in new years by several ONR-supported margin regard campaigns that embody Coupled Boundary Layers Air-Sea Transfer (CBLAST), TCS-08, ITOP-10 and Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI). The final technical pull of COAMPS-TC indication growth came from a Rapid Transition Program plan jointly upheld by ONR and a Oceanographer of a Navy by PEO C4ISpace PMW-120. Advancements of COAMPS-TC and real-time demonstrations have also been upheld by NOAA’s Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP).