NEWS AND Notes NEXRAD and Its Evolution Progress for example, AWIPS (Advanced Weather Interactive The National Weather Service (NWS) is engaged Processing System) for the NWS offices and WARP in a triagency, continuing program with its NEXRAD (Weather and Radar Processor) for FAA Air Route partners—the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Traffic Control Centers. The existing users of RPG Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)—to aid in the products will continue to be supported in their cur- evolution of the WSR-88D system to meet changing rent configurations, however, for as long as necessary. mission requirements, to maintain cost-effective op- Projec t management has conducted triagency erations, and to take advantage of advances in hy- workshops to focus activities on system requirements drometeorological science and technology. Currently, definition for the ORPG and on involving the larger the agencies are involved in a project to rehost the op- meteorological weather radar engineering community erational WSR-88D functionality from the existing, in issues related to the ORDA. An ORPG system re- proprietary computer platform to an Open Systems- quirement s workshop was held in May 1996 at compliant, standards-based workstation platform tak- Norman , Oklahoma, with topics including COTS ing advantage of multiple-vendor, commercial-off-
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 1, 1996
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