PROFS Role in Modernization of the National Weather Service

by Dennis Walts, Natl Weather Service, United States,
Paul Schultz, Natl Weather Service, United States,
Robert M. Tibi, Natl Weather Service, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computerized Decision Support Systems for Water Managers


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: Data collection | Computer analysis | Risk management | Computer software | Hydrologic data | Computing in civil engineering | Infrastructure | Environmental issues | Colorado | United States | Denver

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