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Verification challenge

Aug 23,2019

Lead: JWGFVR and evaluation task team

A competition for evaluation metrics relevant to end users run by the Joint Working Group on Forecast Verification Research (see http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/wwrp/new/Forecast_Verification.html) was a great success with 17 entries from 11 countries. See overview paper at https://www.schweizerbart.de/papers/metz/detail/prepub/89677/The_WMO_Challenge_to_Develop_and_Demonstrate_the_B?af=crossref. The 2nd verification challenge will be held in 2020 with the theme of "Using unconventional observations to verify forecasts and warnings".

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