Research to Operations at the HMT-WPC
One of the primary functions of the HMT-WPC is to facilitate science infusion from the research community to WPC forecasters (Research to Operations = R2O). The WPC has over 30 forecasters on staff who work a variety of forecast desks from QPF to medium range to model diagnostics. Our forecast domain covers the entire continental United States (CONUS) as well as Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
WPC forecasters often participate in operational research with the HMT-WPC and work shifts paralleling the real time operational desks with the goal of testing new scientific methods and forecast tools. This process enhances science infusion into the WPC forecast process.
The HMT-WPC invites researchers from both government labs and academia to spend time working with WPC forecasters and the HMT team for a period of time. This invitation is an opportunity for researchers to bring their science to WPC and test it operationally. It is also an opportunity for teaching researchers to gather prediction materials to present to their students. Please note that the HMT-WPC is willing to serve as a co-investigator with researchers interested in working with us.
HMT-WPC Science Priorities
Call for Researchers
If you are interested in engaging in research with the HMT-WPC, submitting a proposal with us, or simply interested in setting up a visit to WPC, please contact Mike Bodner (HMT-WPC Focal Point).