Subjects of interest include but are not limited to:
verification of high impact weather and extremes,
properties of verification methods,
use of alternative observations,
verification methods for data sparse areas (e.g. polar regions),
user-oriented verification and estimation of forecast value,
methods for verification of probability and ensemble forecasts,
spatial verification methods, and verification approaches,
software and measures used to evaluate operational predictions, including verification methods used to justify upgrades to operational models.
in keeping with the main theme, papers focused on the adaptation of established methods to different space and time scales, for example subseasonal to seasonal and longer-term forecasts and projections, are particularly welcome.
The science conference will also feature the results of the “Forecast Verification Challenge” for development of a user-oriented verification method, including a keynote presentation by the winning entrant.