Research and Development
Recherche Prévision Numérique (RPN) is responsible for the research and development (R&D) of the modelling component of the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) System for the Canadian Meteorology Center (CMC) and the Regional Meteorological Centers of the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC), Environment Canada (EC). Our research activities cover a wide range of applications from severe/extreme weather event predictions to monitoring of the ozone in the polar vortex.
Numerical Weather Prediction modelling has been a traditional core activity of MSC for the last four decades. The modelling component is the cornerstone of the Environment Canada Weather Environmental Prediction (WEP) System and the Atmospheric Environment Prediction Directorate’s (AEPD) operational program that provides the fundamental guidance for the MSC weather warning program. RPN is also an important component of the MSC’s modelling capability in support of both the Weather and Environmental Prediction (WEP) and Clean Environment Business Lines.
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