NEWS AN D Notes Daley Gives AWIPS the Installation Go Ahead Doppler radars and 264 of the planned 314 NWS Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS) are U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary William operational nationwide. Two advanced geostationary M. Daley recently approved the National Weather weather satellites, GOES-8 and GOES-9, are keeping Service's (NWS) plan to produce and install Ad- watch over the United States and well into the Pacific vanced Weather Interactive Processing Systems and Atlantic Oceans. An identical third satellite, (AWIPS) nationwide. Daley's decision authorized the GOES-IO, is available if one of the operational satel- production of 95 additional systems. In total, 152 lites fails. In addition, 13 River Forecast Centers and AWIPS will be installed by the end of FY 1999. 119 of the planned 121 new Weather Forecast Offices AWIPS, an interactive weather computer and are serving the country. communications system, is expected to help pro- vide better weather- and flood-related services to AWIPS is being developed by the NWS, NOAA's protect life and property. The decision by Com- Forecast Systems Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, merce is a significant milestone toward finishing and PRC Inc. of McLean, Virginia. the NWS modernization plan. Model Supports New EPA
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 1998
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