NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARINE PRODUCTS VIA
FAMILY OF SERVICES
The National Weather Service's Family
of Services (FOS) is made-up of multiple data streams of meteorological
and hydrological messages. FOS serves mass media (newspapers, radio stations,
TV, etc.) emergency management agencies and private weather services. It
is not suitable for mobile platforms such as ships.
FOS is accessible via dedicated telecommunications access lines in the
Washington, D.C., area. All FOS data services are driven by the NWS Telecommunication
Gateway computer systems located at NWS headquarters in Silver Spring,
Users may obtain any of the individual services from NWS for a one-time
connection charge and an annual user fee. Several private companies subscribe
to the FOS and then resell the data as received and/or provide value-added
information services for their customers.
The FOS includes the following services:
RADAR Products Service (RPS)
The Radar Products Service (RPS) will provide direct user access to WSR-88D products in real-time. All radar products that
the NWS is centrally collecting will be available on the RPS. You can obtain additional information about RPS from the
Radar Product Central Collection/Distribution Service web site.
Server Access Service (SAS)
Provides access to the NWSTG networks and resources that reside there, in particular the
For more information, contact Julie Hayes at (301) 713-0880
ext. 120 or Julie.Hayes@noaa.gov.