NDFD Preprocessor Requirements Team
National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) data used as input to
the National Weather Service River Forecast System's (NWSRFS) Operational
To develop the requirements for a general NDFD preprocessor to create
areal averaged time series to be used in NWSRFS.
Some of the issues the team should address include:
efficient access of NDFD grids
- Specify single
source of geographic basin data
- Method of
transfer to NWSRFS
- Changes needed
in other systems (i.e. NWSRFS, SHEF, etc.)
- Other issues
identified by the team
Produce a requirements document to be used by NWS or NWS approved
contractor to develop the software and documentation for an NDFD
to NWSRFS preprocessor.
must be realistic
must be objective and unbiased
- Team will
determine a method for basing decisions
- Staff time
and any necessary travel expenses will be covered by the team
resources may be requested from the Regions or National Headquarters.
Date: The team will be formed and commence activitites in March,
2003. It will remain in place until May 31, 2003
A final requirements document by May 31, 2003.
The team will be made up of at least three regional representatives,
one from the Office of Hydrologic Development, one from the Office
of Climate, Water, and Weather Services' Hydrologic Services Division,
and one from the Office of Science and Technology. The team leader
will be chosen by the team. Additional personnel from the regions
or headquarters may participate as resources without being active
members of the team.