NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARINE PRODUCTS VIA
NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
The NOAA Weather
Wire Service (NWWS) is the primary telecommunications network for NWS
forecasts, warnings and other products to the mass media (newspapers, radio
stations, TV, etc.), emergency management agencies, and private weather
services. Receiving systems for mobile platforms such as ships are not
readily commercially available.
The NWWS satellite communications system is operated by
DynCorp(previously GTE/CONTEL/ASC), under
contract to the NWS. The system uses satellite transmitting (i.e. "uplink")
equipment at more than 20 major NWS forecast offices throughout the continental
U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Each uplink site transmits NWS-generated
weather information products to DynCorp which are then re-broadcasted via satellite to more than 400 users.
Users then have access to this broadcast data stream of NWS products.
More than 6,400 individual products per day are transmitted. To use
the system, users must obtain the equipment needed to receive the data
broadcast from the system contractor.
NWWS Data Product Master Database lists products available via
the NOAA Weather Wire Service.
Wire Service Subscription Information:
DynCorp Information Systems
15000 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 22021-3808