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Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
Integrated Operations Branch
Function: Establishes AWIPS data requirements for National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) and River Forecast Centers (RFC) in support of NWS service goals. NOAAPORT Program Manager works closely with the Program Leaders in the Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Service (OCWWS), Regional Headquaters and field offices, Office of Science and Technology (OST), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), NOAA Laboratories, and the external community to:
  • Define requirements and priorities for new operational mission essential data needed to meet NWS Strategic Plan goals and objectives
  • Coordinate and validate the timely implementation of new data into the AWIPS user interface

Major NOAAPORT Program Leader activities are to:

  • Maintain AWIPS A-Specfication Appendix K data requirement tables, especially gridded data requirements
  • Establish functional requirements for dissemination, storage, and display of new data (e.g., AWIPS Requirements White Papers (RWP)), including data latency, availability, and service backup requirements
  • Support, coordinate, prioritize new AWIPS data initiatives advocated by Program Leaders, including Radar, Satellite, Interactive Forecast Preparation (IFP) Programs
  • Participate in the science, data, and software configuration management process to support rapid implementation of new data into AWIPS

Key Processes and Documents Maintained by the NOAAPORT Data Requirements Manager:


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Last Updated: January 7, 2008