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About EPIC
Accelerating advances in our nation’s
operational forecast modeling systems

EPIC will continually inform and accelerate advances in our nation’s operational forecast modeling systems.

The Unified Forecast System (UFS) Community is creating a new experience for scientists, joining forces for the benefit of life.

The EPIC Program and Virtual Center will deliver world-class numerical weather prediction systems supporting NOAA.

Find out who we are and what we do. Run the UFS. Join us now!

Register or submit an Abstract to the

Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Workshop:
A coordinated effort between EPIC, the UFS, and the UFS-R20

July 18th - 22nd at the Holiday Inn, College Park, MD and online everywhere
Abstract submissions are due by June 10th. Registration ends on June 17th.

EPIC will provide comprehensive user support services to enable a broad and vibrant community of UFS users and developers. User support services will nurture a collaborative, community-based framework to support, advise and educate developers and software users.

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Code Repository

EPIC oversees a robust repository infrastructure containing source code for each unique component of the UFS application.

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User Forums

Teams staff a central communication forum to ensure access and usability by all community members, regardless of level of expertise.

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Documentation

EPIC’s comprehensive code and science-based documentation will promote UFS usability among researchers, developers, and students.

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The UFS Community and EPIC Program

NOAA is using a community modeling framework to develop their operational modeling systems. The Unified Forecast System (UFS) is composed of component systems – these could be model components or infrastructure components – and applications that connect some or more of these components together to make a computational model and bundle it with an end-to-end workflow.

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News

The EPIC website features the most up-to-date news, that is of interest to the Earth sciences community.

Events

EPIC has launched its website with exciting information about developments that will transform the Earth sciences community into a collaborative community for earth systems modeling.

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Community Modeling Board

The Community Modeling Board will provide community members with the opportunity to accelerate the unified production of world-leading, fully coupled, Earth system models for research, operations, and applications. See how you can get involved!

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Our Statistics

EPIC’s user base and community participation is steadily growing!

1.7K

Unique Clones

2

Model Releases

120

Unique Forks

11.6K

Total Clones

86

Users

59.8K

Total Views

Our Statistics

Total Clones
1212
Unique Clones
189
Total Views
8727
Unique Views
424
Contributors
56
Model Releases
2

Weather Model

Total Clones
918
Unique Clones
128
Total Views
5393
Unique Views
296
Contributors
30

Short Range Weather App

Total Clones
294
Unique Clones
61
Total Views
3334
Unique Views
128
Contributors
26