Cristina Alomia, vice president of MMET Workers' Union, said in a phone interview on Tuesday.
MMET should remit the government-mandated benefits deducted from workers' salaries from December 2015 to May this year, they said.
The MMET helps streamline the path to operational implementation for promising NWP innovations developed in the research community.
Over the course of this paper, the MMET facility will be fully described and an illustration of how one particular innovation progressed through the R20 process is demonstrated in order to promote broader participation.
MMET was established by the DTC to assist the research community with testing conducted in this initial stage of the R20 transition process by providing a common framework and data for several case studies of interest.
Currently, there are 14 MMET cases (Table 1) available to the community and recommendations for new cases are readily accepted for consideration (www.
Specifically, the software components used within MMET include either the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Preprocessing System (WPS) or the Nonhydrostatic Multiscale Model on the B grid (NMMB) Preprocessing System (NPS), the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) data assimilation system, either the Advanced Research version of WRF (ARW) or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Modeling System NMMB (NEMSNMMB), the Unified Post Processor (UPP), the Model Evaluation Tools (MET) for verification, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Command Language (NCL) for model output visualization.
Data available in MMET from each step in the end-to-end process make up the socalled datasets of opportunity, which are housed at the DTC and are accessible to the community at large via a web interface (http://dtcenter.
The MMET data repository provides four options for initial conditions (ICs) and lateral boundary conditions (LBCs).
Through MMET, the user community has access to the North American Data Assimilation System (NDAS) observation files in Binary Universal Form for the Representation of Meteorological Data (BUFR) format, which include conventional data as well as satellite radiance data; both the ARW and NEMS-NMMB baselines will be configured to assimilate the NDAS files as MMET evolves.
Baseline results for each of the MMET cases have been established by the DTC using select model configurations based on operational settings (e.
Sample configuration files and an example run script are provided on the MMET data server to assist with the postprocessing step.