Wednesday, June 28, 2017

North American Seasonal Forecast System (NASFS)

The North American Seasonal Forecast System (NASFS) will improve seasonal and multi-seasonal predictions for North America by combining different models of known performance to leverage on existing models to improve skills. Objectives of this activity are:

  • Continue with current National Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) research/experimental project towards improved seasonal forecast products over North America and continued delivery of real-time experimental products.
  • Reach mutual trilateral agreement (between Mexico, Canada and USA) about an Operational partnership on a shared Seasonal Prediction System as an outcome of NMME
  • Make the transition from NMME to Operations
  • Develop NMME future 5-year plan to enhance NMME capabilities to better meet user needs and Evaluate the potential applications of NMME forecast from both, technical and end-user perspectives

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About the NMME

About the North American Climate Services Partnership (NACSP)

The NACSP is an innovative trilateral partnership between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. This partnership was established to respond to an increasing demand for accessible and timely scientific data and information in order to make informed decisions and build resilience in our communities.


United States: Meredith Muth
Mexico: Martin Ibarra
Canada: Chantale Cote