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NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site. Michelle Mainelli, Software Development Team Lead Brent Gordon, Chief Systems Integration Branch NCEP/NCO/SIB NWS Technology Day 8 October 2009. Background/Motivation Current Site Statistics Phase One Goals Web Site Design

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nws ncep s new model analysis and guidance web site

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

Michelle Mainelli,

Software Development Team Lead

Brent Gordon, Chief Systems Integration Branch

NCEP/NCO/SIB

NWS Technology Day

8 October 2009

agenda
Background/Motivation

Current Site Statistics

Phase One Goals

Web Site Design

Keys for Success

Collaboration

Summary

Agenda

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

background
Initial website developed around 8 years ago to address an immediate need to serve NWS model graphics

The current site was developed quickly with limited resources

Implementing change to this site is now consuming more and more resources

Current website has served NCEP well but it is time to update the design and showcase NCEP’s “World-Class” IT Center!

Background

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

current model analyses
CurrentModel Analyses

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

redesign motivation
Provide users with an enhanced technologically-advanced experience.

Opportunity for NWS NCEP to upgrade the current design to a more graphically-intuitive and professional interface

Redesign Motivation
  • This new design will make NWS NCEP the “go-to” world class center to access and view model data online.

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

current statistics
Over 1 million hits per day

2 million hits per day during active weather patterns

Most active months Dec-Mar & during hurricane events

Peak times 11 am/pm and noon/midnight

118,000 individual images are generated on the IBM Central Computing System (CCS) and sent to NOAA Web Operations Center every day

Less than17,000unique images are accessed a day

Creation of unused GIF images results in unnecessary processing on the CCS

Current Statistics

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

current model web stats
Current Model Web Stats

Average Number of Hits Per Day

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

web model stats september 2009
Web Model Stats September 2009

Models By Region Stats

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mag phase one goals
New name for web site: ModelAnalysis and Guidance

Create a more graphically intuitive website while maintaining 508 compliance

MAG Phase One Goals
  • Streamline/modernize back-end processing for managing graphics, easier upgrades, and less complexity
  • On-demand image creation located at the WOC

Risk

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

current model analyses forecasts
CurrentModel Analyses Forecasts

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

current model analyses guidance
CurrentModel Analyses Guidance

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

selection of model and region
Selection of Model and Region

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selection of model
Selection of Model

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selection of region
Selection of Region

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cycle forecast hour and parameter selection
Cycle, Forecast Hour, and Parameter Selection

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model parameter display
Model Parameter Display

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CurrentModel Analyses Guidance

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observation and analysis
Observation and Analysis

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selection of ob analysis type and region
Selection of Ob/AnalysisType and Region

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selection of cycle
Selection of Cycle

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selection of skewt observation
Selection of SKEWT Observation

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display of observation
Display of Observation

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keys for success
“Operationalize” web content & ensure mirroring in place

Reduce the number of points-of-failure

Classic page and new MAG site will remain in parallel until proper feedback and notification requirements are met

Leverage new technology adopted for other NWS projects and for collaboration with NWS partners

Keys for Success
  • Capitalize on current NOAA GIS initiatives
  • Long-term Goal:Merge MAG with NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) to satisfy multiple requirements

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

collaboration
Partnered with webmasters from NCEP Remote Centers & NWS OCIO for feedback on design and technological efforts

Work closely with NOAA/Web Operations Center to ensure efficiency and redundancy

Leverage existing knowledge of GIS Portals from Climate Prediction Center and National Ocean Services/Special Projects

Collaboration
  • Allow time for Operational Test and Evaluation for NWS customers to review site prior to Phase One roll out.
  • Investigate potential of Usability Testing at Census Bureau through NWS CIO Internet Projects Team

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

summary
Phase One roll out of MAG web site planned for January 2010 at the AMS Annual Conference in Atlanta

Successful development of new technologies is the result of

NWS team effort

Summary
  • New languages, software, data formats on site will act as a launching pad for IT web-related collaboration not only within NCEP but also with our NWS partners
  • We are committed to enhance NCEP’s service & products for our customers.
  • Enhancing our web services will promote NWS NCEP as not only a World-Class Forecast and Modeling Center but also a World-Class IT Center

NWS NCEP’s New Model Analysis and Guidance Web Site

web site configuration
MAG Requires the following software (WOC and NCO):

PostgreSQL Database

Object oriented database mgt system

Gempak software for processing the gifs

Requires executables/tables etc. to reside at WOC

ArcGIS software to process the GeoTiffs

Requires ArcGIS 9.3 Enterprise Server License at WOC and at NCO for R&D system.

JBoss – Java based application server

Used as our Web Service between DBNet, Gempak (Grid & Gifs), and PostGreSQL database

Running EJB and JSP

Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.5 or higher

Run time environment for running Java applications such as:

JBoss,

ArcGIS

Web Site Configuration

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Web Site Process Flow

Client

Web browser

Client

Web browser

Client

Web browser

Web Tier

ArcGIS

GeoTiff

Tier

Process GeoTiff image overlap

JSP (JavaServer Pages)

Building dynamic pages

(Interface for web tier)

EJB (Enterprise Java Bean) Session Facade

Access EJB3 entity beans

(Interface for DB tier)

EJB Entity Beans

Access database

Gempak

Tier

Invoke Web service

Web Service

PostgreSQL

Database

Tier

Register Model Grid, observations, and

image product information into database

testing procedures
Unit Testing

Continuous developer level testing

Integration Testing

Website will be tested on various Web Browers: Microsoft IE, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Chrome

Ensure connection between database, graphics creation and web tier

Functionality Testing

Every combination of the model or observation, region, and parameter will be tested to ensure correct result on each web page

Gempak image creation will be tested for all region/model and observation combinations

Boundary Testing

Ensure random clicks by a user on the web page do not cause any redirecting of user to another web site

Policy Compliance

508 Compliance will be vetted through NWS CIO

Security Testing

Testing Procedures

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