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Developmental Testbed Center, 2013 -

Since February 2013, the NCAR Archives has been crawling and harvesting UCAR/NCAR websites using Archive It. The harvested websites include most UCAR/NCAR webpages and associated images, video, PDF files, and other content. The collection also includes the U.S. Weather Commission, a group that brings together the American weather industry, state and local governments, and academia in an organized effort to urge Congress and the Executive Branch to undertake, promote, and support our nation’s portfolio of environmental observations and weather forecasting capabilities.


  • 2013 -

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. Harvested websites are available through the Archive It platform:


From the Collection: 405 Gigabytes

Biographical / Historical

DTC is a distributed facility where the NWP community can test and evaluate new models and techniques for use in research and operations.

To serve as a bridge between research and operations to facilitate the activities of both halves of the NWP Community in pursuit of their own objectives:

Research community gets a functionally similar operational environment to test and evaluate new NWP methods in retrospective extended period tests using advanced tools Operational community benefits from DTC testing and evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of new NWP advances prior to consideration for operational implementation

Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository