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Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS)

AWIPS (Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System) is the core operational system used at National Weather Service (NWS) offices, including over 120 Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) and 13 River Forecast Centers (RFCs). The AWIPS workstations comprise an integrated suite of automated data processing equipment that supports complex analysis, interactive processing, display of hydrometeorological data, and the rapid disseminations of warnings and forecasts in a highly reliable manner. Software applications developed by the Office of Hydrology are part of the AWIPS software suite and makes use of the data communications, processing, and display capabilities of the AWIPS workstations to provide the critical operational functions of the NWS Hydrology Program. This includes ingest and processing of the massive volume of data from station sensors, radars, satellites, and other sources, analyzing data sets to quickly interpret these data, running large-scale river forecast models, and generating and distributing forecast and other NWS products to the public and external interfaces, etc. The members of the Office of Hydrologic Development Hydrology Laboratory participate in all phases of software development leading to the deployment of operational software to AWIPS.

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