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news and notes Contract Awarded to Produce Advanced Weather tal Research of Cambridge, Massachusetts, which Interactive Processing System for National specializes in the development of sophisticated me- Weather Service teorological software algorithms, will also work with PRC, Inc. of McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a PRC to design the AWIPS package. contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AWIPS will replace the obsolete Automation of Administration to develop an Advanced Weather In- Field Operations and Services (AFOS) system imple- teractive Processing System (AWIPS), which will be a mented in the 1970s. key element in the National Weather Service's (NWS) 10-year modernization effort. The $41 million, 39-month contract will allow PRC Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Cre- to design AWIPS so that it will manipulate weather ates Databases for Atmospheric Trace Gases and data from Doppler radars, satellites, and ground- Ocean Measurements based sensors through a single workstation, enabling The U.S. National Academy of Sciences announced NWS forecasters to disseminate the fastest, most that it has established the World Data Center-A (WDC- accurate weather advisories possible. A) for Atmospheric Trace Gases at Oak Ridge Na- tional Laboratory (ORNL). The new data center will be integrated into the Carbon Dioxide Information Analy- Forecasters working http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Contract Awarded to Produce Advanced Weather tal Research of Cambridge, Massachusetts, which Interactive Processing System for National specializes in the development of sophisticated me- Weather Service teorological software algorithms, will also work with PRC, Inc. of McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a PRC to design the AWIPS package. contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AWIPS will replace the obsolete Automation of Administration to develop an Advanced Weather In- Field Operations and Services (AFOS) system imple- teractive Processing System (AWIPS), which will be a mented in the 1970s. key element in the National Weather Service's (NWS) 10-year modernization effort. The $41 million, 39-month contract will allow PRC Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Cre- to design AWIPS so that it will manipulate weather ates Databases for Atmospheric Trace Gases and data from Doppler radars, satellites, and ground- Ocean Measurements based sensors through a single workstation, enabling The U.S. National Academy of Sciences announced NWS forecasters to disseminate the fastest, most that it has established the World Data Center-A (WDC- accurate weather advisories possible. A) for Atmospheric Trace Gases at Oak Ridge Na- tional Laboratory (ORNL). The new data center will be integrated into the Carbon Dioxide Information Analy- Forecasters working

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