Tutorial Session: December 1-3, Scientific Workshop: December 5-7

The 5th International Verification Methods Workshop highlighted recent advances in the theory and practice of verification of weather and climate forecasts worldwide. The workshop welcomed participants from operational, research, and forecast user communities to discuss how to more effectively measure and convey the accuracy and utility of forecasts and warnings.

The workshop included both a tutorial session (December 1-3) and a scientific program (December 5-7). The scientific workshop included keynote addresses as well as contributed talks and posters on new verification techniques and issues related to the practice of forecast verification.

Topics included:
• Verification of high impact weather forecasts and warnings
• Verification of ensembles and probability forecasts
• Spatial forecast verification
• Climate projection evaluation
• Seasonal forecast verification
• Tropical cyclone verification
• Aviation forecast verification
• Propagation of uncertainty
• User issues including communicating verification to decision makers
• Verification tools

Please click here to download a printable version of the workshop program.
Click here to download Verification Workshop team photo.

The tutorial session included lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions using the R statistical language.

Participants were invited to bring their own datasets and verification problems.

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