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System Configuration Information

These information can be changed if the corresponding operational model is modified.

GPC Melbourne

GPC Melbourne
When was the current long-range forecast system implemented? August 2018 (applied in July 2020 on WMOLC)
Is it a coupled forecast system? Yes
Is it a Tier-2 forecast system? No
Atmospheric model resolution N216 ~ 60km horizonal and 85 vertical levels
Ocean model (if applicable) 25km horizonal and 75 vertical levels
Source of atmospheric initial conditions ERA-Interim for the hindcast and operational NWP ACCESS-G for real time
Source of ocean initial conditions UKMO
If Tier-2, what is the source of SST predictions? N/A
Hindcast period 1990-2012
Ensemble size for the hindcasts 11 members for each restart time for the hindcast
How is the hindcast ensemble configured? 10 perturbed members and one central member to the atmospheric model
Ensemble size for the forecast 11 members for seasonal forecasts in real time
How is the forecast ensemble configured? 10 perturbed members and one central member to the atmospheric model
Length of forecasts 6 full months
Data format netCDF
What is the latest date predicted anomalies for the next month/season become available? Two days after the beginning of each month
How are the forecast anomalies constructed? Based on hindcast climatology
URL where forecast are displayed http://access-s.clide.cloud/
Point of Contact

Shuhua Li 

Aihong Zhong (A.Zhong@bom.gov.au)


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