DTC is a distributed facility where the NWP community can test and evaluate new models and techniques for use in research and operations.
Fundamental Purpose of DTC
To serve as a bridge between research and operations to facilitate the activities of both halves of the NWP Community in pursuit of their own objectives:
- Research community gets a functionally similar operational environment to test and evaluate new NWP methods in retrospective extended period tests using advanced tools
- Operational community benefits from DTC testing and evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of new NWP advances prior to consideration for operational implementation
The responsibilities for the operation of the DTC are described in the DTC Charter.
The DTC management plan is based on a hierarchical structure of boards and committees whose members represent the interests of the NWP community.
DTC Executive Committee
The DTC EC, which is composed of representatives from both the research and operational units of the modeling community, provides executive oversight for the DTC.
|Jim Hurrell, NCAR
||Ralph Stoffler, Air Force
|Bill Lapenta, NOAA/NWS
||Kevin Kelleher, NOAA/OAR
DTC Management Board
The DTC Management Board assists the DTC Director in preparing the AOP, annual budget, the selection of codes for testing, and proposals for multi-year code testing
and evaluation projects.
Bill Kuo, DTC Director
Jian-Wen Bao, OAR
Stan Benjamin, OAR
Fred Toepfer, NWS
Michael Farrar, NWS
DTC Advisory Board
The DTC Science Advisory Board assists the DTC Director in shaping the strategic direction and objectives for the DTC.
Science Advisory Board:
Tom Auligne, JCSDA
Brad Colman, Climate Corporation
Adam Clark, NSSL
Kathy Gilbert, NCEP/WPC
Vincent Larson, University of Wisconsin
Xuguang Wang, University of Oklahoma
Tom Galarneau, University of Arizona
Phil Pegion, ESRL/PSD
David Gochis, NCAR
S. G. Gopalakrishnan, AOML
Kayo Ide, University of Maryland
Russ Schumacher, CSU
David Vollmer, USAF Academy
Zhuo Wang, University of Illinois
Tim Whitcomb, NRL
Rusty Benson, GFDL
Vijay Tallapragada, NCEP/EMC
- KUO, Bill — National DTC Director | PH: 303.497.8910
| EMAIL: kuoucar.edu
- NANCE, Louisa — National DTC Assistant Director | PH: 303.497.8921 | EMAIL:
P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305