The US National Weather Service "International Services and Communication Systems" (ISCS) activity is a collective group of message dissemination systems used to provide weather, water and climate information to segments of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) International community as described in WMO document No. 386 - Manual on the Global Telecommunication System. The ISCS systems provide service to WMO Regional Association IV (RA-IV) and are managed by the US National Weather Service (NWS) Dissemination Systems Branch (W/OPS17); they include:
ISCS systems are an integral part of the RA-IV Regional Meteorological Telecommunications Network (RMTN), which focuses on the timely collection and delivery of both time-critical and routine watches, warnings, observations and forecasts.
Additional telecommunication systems are identified as part of the RA-IV RMTN which supplement the capabilities of the ISCS systems for the exchange of messages. These other systems include:
Add NOUS41 KWBC PNSWSH to GIFS and GNC-A
Add Local Storm Report to the EMWIN Broadcast
Soliciting Comments on Experimental International Tsunami Products for the Pacific Basin through September 30, 2014
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Add NOXX10 KWBC to GNC-A and GIFS
Remove SACN62 CWAO from the EMWIN Broadcast
The effective date of 01 September 2014 for the ISCS/GIFS file naming format for
bulletin messages will be revised to include the Advanced Weather
Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) identifier (ID) added to the
end of the file name has been changed.
The new effective date and time will be 10 September 2014 AT 1400 UTC
The information contaned in DM07-14.03 is also posted on the data management change notices web page.
Notice to all WMO Regional Association IV Member States ISCS/GeoNetCast Americas,(GNCA) Users.
Effective 12:00 (UTC) 09 September 2014 the ISCS/GNCA file naming format for the "Alert" and "WMO/WMC" channels will change.
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RA-IV 2013 Tropical Cyclone Program Harmonization (TCP) on GNC-A
RA-IV 2013 Tropical Cyclone Program Harmonization (TCP) on GIFS
RA-IV 2013 Tropical Cyclone Program Harmonization (TCP) on EMWIN