The Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) in Boulder, Colorado is offering visitor appointments for up to a year, beginning on a mutually agreed upon start date. Proposals must be received by August 20, 2012, with notification to submitters of successful proposals in November 2012.
The DTC Visitor Program supports visitors to work with the DTC to test new forecasting and verification techniques, models and model components for numerical weather prediction (NWP). The goal is to provide the operational weather prediction centers [e.g., the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA)] with options for near-term advances in operational weather forecasting, and to provide researchers with NWP codes that represent the latest advances in the technology. This program also offers an opportunity for visitors to introduce new techniques into the DTC Community Codes that would be of particular interest to the research community.
For 2013, the DTC is offering two types of visitor projects:
- projects undertaken by the Principal Investigator (PI), and
- projects undertaken by a graduate student under direction of the PI.
Successful applicants for the first type of project will be offered up to two months of salary compensation, and travel and per diem. The two months can be distributed over several weeks during a one-year period. Visitors are expected to visit the DTC, located in Boulder, Colorado, and/or one of the operational centers. Access to DTC computational resources will enable significant portions of the visitor's project to be conducted from their home institution.
Successful applicants for the second type of project will be offered up to one year of temporary living per diem stipend and travel expenses for the graduate student to work with the DTC and/or one of its partners (e.g., EMC) and travel and per diem for up to two two-week visits to the location of the graduate student by the project PI.
Please note that federal employees are not eligible for financial support through this program. Federal employees who are interested in collaborating with the DTC on a project should contact the DTC Assistant Director, Louisa Nance (email@example.com) to discuss other avenues for collaborating with the DTC on advancing NWP technology.
More information on the DTC Visitor Program and instructions for submitting proposals can be found at: