WMO Technical Progress Report on the Global Data-Processing and Forecasting System (GDPFS) and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Research 2002


2002 WWW Technical Progress Report on the
Global Data-Processing System

GDPS Technical Progress Report Series No. 12
WMO/TD-No. 1148



Please note that in accordance with CBS-Ext.(02) general summary, paragraph 10.1.6, the WWW Technical Progress Reports on the GDPS will no longer be printed on paper, instead CD-ROMs will be distributed.


Web copy Contributor Version Language
19.03.03 ECMWF Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Argentina Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Armenia Word97   pdf English
05.05.03 Australia Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Canada Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Denmark pdf English
19.03.03 Egypt pdf English
19.03.03 Finland Word97   pdf English
28.03.03 France Word97    pdf English
01.04.03 Georgia Word English
01.04.03 Georgia pdf Russian
19.03.03 Germany Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Hong Kong, China pdf English
19.03.03 Hungary pdf English
19.03.03 India Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Israel pdf English
19.03.03 Italy Word97   pdf English
21.03.03 Japan Word97    pdf English
19.03.03 Kazakhstan pdf English
06.10.03 Korea, Republic of Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Pakistan Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Portugal Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Russian Federation Word97  pdf English
19.03.03 Singapore pdf English
19.03.03 Slovenia pdf English
19.03.03 Switzerland Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 United Kingdom Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Uzbekistan Word97   pdf English
19.03.03 Uzbekistan Word97   pdf Russian


The forty-third session of the Executive Council (1991) endorsed the decision of the extraordinary session of the Commission for Basic Systems (1990) that information on the operational status of the Global Data-processing System (GDPS), which had earlier been published partly in the CAS Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) annual progress report and partly in WMO Public No. 9, Volume B, and in the Guide on GDPS should be combined, enhance and published annually as a separate WWW Technical Progress Report on the GDPS. This publication is in response to this decision and subsequent CBS updates, and will no doubt be of considerable value to all Meteorological Services, including those of developing countries who are commencing work in the operational use of NWP and are in the process of equipping their centres with computer facilities.

The annual publication will serve as a means of updating the rapidly evolving facilities and services being implemented at GDPS Centres as requirements and technology advance. It will provide to operational experts up-to-date information on the status of implementation of operational equipment and related facilities including analysis-forecast systems at the GDPS Centres.

All WMO members are urged to submit annual national contributions to the Secretariat on the operational status of the GDPS of their NMCs for the previous year, at the beginning of each year. Combined reports will be distributed in the form of this publication.

Several Member Countries/Centres who have contributed to this report also participate in forecast verification of NWP products and they exchange among themselves, on a monthly basis, the results of such verification. The standard GDPS NWP verification procedures used are as specified in the Manual on the Global Data-processing System. To facilitate dissemination of this information worldwide, the annual verification results, where applicable, are included in the individual national contributions in the present progress report.

Web Editor Sary Vargas, 19 March 2003