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NOAAPORT System Overview

The NOAAPORT broadcast system provides a one-way broadcast communication of NOAA environmental data and information in near-real time to NOAA and external users. This broadcast service is implemented by a commercial provider of satellite communications utilizing C-band.

The overall flow of the major operational components that feed data to NOAAPORT is shown in the figure below.


NOAAPORT system

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Weather data is collected by GOES satellite enviromental sensors and NWS observing systems, and processed to create products. The products are fed to the AWIPS Network Control Facility (NCF) which routes the products to the appropriate NOAAPORT channel for uplink and broadcast.





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