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Chronology of changes to the Regional Deterministic Wave Prediction System (RDWPS)

Wednesday December 1st, 2021

Upgrade to Version 4.0.0 of the Regional Deterministic Wave Prediction System (RDWPS) at the Canadian Meteorological Centre

On Wednesday December 1st, 2021, starting with the 1200 UTC run, the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) will upgrade the Regional Deterministic Wave Prediction System (RDWPS) to version 4.0.0.

A brief summary of the innovations included in this upgrade and their impact on performance can be consulted in this document: RDWPS_4.0.0_innovations. For detailed description of this upgrade, please see the Technical note.

Associated Notes:

Tuesday January 21, 2020

Upgrade to Version 3.4.0 of the RDWPS adapted to the New High Performance Computing Infrastructure.

See details at this link

Monday March 4, 2019

Upgrades to the Regional Deterministic Wave Prediction System (RDWPS) at the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC)

Effective March 4, 2019, the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) of the Meteorological Service of Canada will update the Regional Deterministic Wave Prediction System (RDWPS) to v3.2.0.

RDWPS v3.2.0 is different from the previous operational system in that the ice analysis used as input for it has been replaced by an ice forecast provided by the Water Cycle Prediction System (WCPS v2.0.0), which was declared operational on March 4, 2019.

A copy of the official note announcing the implementation of these changes is available at this link.

The technical specifications document for RDWPS 3.2.0 is available at this link.

Wednesday April 4, 2018

The new Regional Deterministic Wave Prediction System (RDWPS) is declared operational at the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC)

Effective April 4, 2018, the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) of the Meteorological Service of Canada declared operational the new Regional Deterministic Wave Prediction System (RDWPS v3.0.0).

A copy of the official note announcing the implementation of these changes is available at this link.

A technical note with more details on the RDWPS will be available soon.

The technical specifications document for RDWPS 3.0.0 is available at this link.

Monday May 7 2012

The Canadian Meteorological Centre Upgrades its Regional Deterministic Wave Prediction System

On Monday May 07, 2012, beginning with the 1200 UTC model run, the Canadian Meteorological Centre (CMC) implemented a number of changes to its Regional Deterministic Wave Prediction System (RDWPS), to become RDWPS version 2.0. The changes include an upgrade to the wave model, addition of new products into the production suite and modifications to existing ones.

A copy of the official note describing these changes is available by clicking here.

A technical note with detailed information on this system is available by clicking here.