Forecast Impact and Quality Assessment Section

Missy Petty, Acting Chief
Brian Etherton, Acting Deputy Chief

Welcome to the Forecast Impact and Quality Assessment Section

Through cutting edge and innovative research, the Forecast Impact and Quality Assessment Section of ESRL provides operational agencies with technology and tools for improving the accuracy and quality of weather information at critical decision points, thus improving services to the public.

An interdisciplinary team of meteorologists, physicists, mathematicians, and engineers provide quality assessment measures with meaning, network-enabled verification services for automated decision support and verification system unification, and independent comprehensive analyses to interpret and communicate the accuracy of weather forecasts for improving services to the public.