PROFS Role in Modernization of the National Weather Serviceby Dennis Walts, Natl Weather Service, United States,
Paul Schultz, Natl Weather Service, United States,
Robert M. Tibi, Natl Weather Service, United States,
Abstract: This paper describes the overall modernization procedure and the computing infrastructure that will support hydrologic operations in a prototype workstation that will be available in National Weather Service (NWS) forecast offices in the next decade. The modernization involves the Program for Regional Observing and Forecasting Services (PROFS) of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL). The workstation development effort is part of a two-phase project known as the Denver AWIPS-90 Risk Reduction and Requirements Evaluation (DAR3E). The DAR3E-I workstation, installed October 1986 in the Denver, Colorado, NWS forecast office, provides access to a broad range of weather forecasting data and application programs. The second phase of this effort (DAR3E-II) is being developed for Denver Weather Service Forecast Office (WSFO) to include, among other things, a hydrologic component.
Subject Headings: Forecasting | Hydrology | Risk management | Computer analysis | Computer aided operations | Infrastructure | Environmental issues | North America | Colorado | United States | Denver
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