A Decade of Antarctic Science Support Through Amps Journal Article uri icon



  • The Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) is a real-time numerical weather prediction (NWP) system covering Antarctica that has served a remarkable range of groups and activities for a decade. It employs the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) on varying-resolution grids to generate numerical guidance in a variety of tailored products. While its priority mission has been to support the forecasters of the U.S. Antarctic Program, AMPS has evolved to assist a host of scientific and logistical needs for an international user base. The AMPS effort has advanced polar NWP and Antarctic science and looks to continue this into another decade. To inform those with Antarctic scientific and logistical interests and needs, the history, applications, and capabilities of AMPS are discussed.

publication date

  • November 1, 2012

has restriction

  • bronze

Date in CU Experts

  • June 5, 2014 11:30 AM

Full Author List

  • Powers JG; Manning KW; Bromwich DH; Cassano JJ; Cayette AM

author count

  • 5

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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-0477

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1699

end page

  • 1712


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