Led by WMO consultant and former Met Office scientist Richard Swinbank, the YOPP Modelling Task Team recently finalized the first edition of a YOPP Modelling Plan, which is published as part of the WMO WWRP/PPP series. This plan was developed following discussions at the YOPP modelling planning workshop held in September 2016. It represents a milestone for the YOPP Task Team Modelling as it will help to coordinate different modelling efforts, particularly between YOPP-related research institutes and operational centres (e.g., ECMWF, ECCC and Met Norway). The document outlines plans for a set of reference modelling datasets that will support a range of YOPP scientific investigations, plus plans for modelling experiments that will be carried out during the YOPP Core Phase and Consolidation Phase. All YOPP model experimenters are encouraged to include a standard set of model output diagnostics in order to facilitate comparison between different models, and between model output and observations. The model output standards are set out in the document ‘A Common Set of Model Output for YOPP', which is an online supplement to the YOPP Modelling Plan.
The new YOPP Modelling Plan can be downloaded from here.