FSL MDSS Ensemble of Models

These model runs of MM5 and WRF are generated in real time over an area centered on Colorado. Each of these models is initialized by the LAPS hot-start method for diabatic initialization, and the lateral boundaries are provided by NCEP's Eta model. Each model is run every hour out to 24 hours.

This work is done in support of the Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) project sponsored by the Federal Highways Administration. The goal of this project is to create a decision support software package to help winter road maintenance personnel decide how to best respond to weather problems on highways. MDSS takes automated weather observations and forecasts and runs pavement conditions models to suggest an optimum combination of plowing and chemical applications, and recommends the time to make these treatments.

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