About N-Wave

N-Wave is a highly scalable, stable and secure network built using 10GB per second Wave Division Multiplexed (WDM) fiber-optic links supplied by partners in the national Research and Education (R&E) network community including: Internet2 (I2), the Global Research Network Operations Center (GRNOC) and the National LambdaRail (NLR). Several Advanced Regional and State Networks also work with N-Wave including: the Mid-Atlantic Gigapop (MAGPI), the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN/MCNC), Florida LambdaRail (FLR), the Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX), OneNet (Oklahoma's R&E network), the Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN), the Front Range GigaPop (FRGP), the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP), the University of Alaska, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Utah/Utah Education Network (UEN). N-Wave's creation and long-term success is directly related to and dependent on the long-term trust relationships and partnerships that NOAA has developed in this community.

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Future Sites

What's on N-Wave?

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Ensemble Forecasting

Ensemble forecasting uses the results of multiple model runs to generate more accurate forecasts. Each run uses different initial conditions or even different model code to simulate the future state of the atmosphere. By observing the differences in the results forecasters are able to better minimize errors in the forecast.