Numerical Weather Prediction
General education resources
The education resources are listed in order of increasing force. The last two references are appropriate for people with a well above average interest (i.e. true weather geeks) or for professional meteorologists or those who seek to become one. The last reference is to a training course that the creators estimate will take 12 to 17 hours to complete. Fear not, as you can always stop and continue at a later time or date. You need to create an account to access the course. This website author went through the course a number of years ago and it was excellent. The course will continue to be updated.
The COMET Meted training module called NWP Training Series Course 1: NWP Basics and Background. Also visit the Meted homepage for numerous additional training resources for meteorologists and other physical scientists.
Specific forecast models with some details about their use and construction.North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM)
Global Forecast System (GFS)
Rapid Refresh (RAP)
Weather Research and Forecast Model
Global Deterministic Prediction System (GDPS) and Regional Deterministic Prediction System (RDPS)
The GDPS and the RDPS are two of the operational models of the Global Environmental Multiscale Model (GEM). Some of the other operational models of the GEM suite are the High-Resolution Deterministic Prediction System (HRDPS), Global Ensemble Prediction System (GEPS), and Regional Ensemble Prediction System (REPS).
Icosahedral Nonhydrostatic Model (ICON)