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System Configuration Information

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GPC Beijing

GPC Beijing
When was the current long-range forecast system implemented? Jan. 2016
Is it a coupled forecast system? Yes
Is it a Tier-2 forecast system? No
Atmospheric model resolution T106 (about 110 km) , 26 vertical levels
Ocean model (if applicable) MOM4 with a 1°/3-1° horizontal resolution, 40 vertical levels
Source of atmospheric initial conditions NCEP air temperature and U- and V-velocity reanalysis
Source of ocean initial conditions BCC Global Ocean Data Assimilation System analysis
If Tier-2, what is the source of SST predictions? N/A
Hindcast period 1991-2010
Ensemble size for the hindcasts 24 ensemble members
How is the hindcast ensemble configured?  15 LAF members and 9 SVD members
Ensemble size for the forecast 24 ensemble members
How is the forecast ensemble configured? 15 LAF members and 9 SVD members
Length of forecasts 13 months
Data format NetCDF
What is the latest date predicted anomalies for the next month/season become available? Before 12th every month
How are the forecast anomalies constructed? Remove the 20-yr monthly climatological mean
URL where forecast are displayed http://bcc.ncc-cma.net/channel.php?channelId=127
Point of Contact bcc@cma.gov.cn