AVIATION WEATHER Presented by: John Staples, Director of Flight Service Program Operations October 13, 2004
WHAT’S NEW?En Route • Last Year • Developed and implemented a generic interface for the Weather Information Network System • Developed an optimized WARP product to remove AP and clutter on En Route Radar screens (ECP-20) • Next Year • Deploy the WARP upgrade ECP-20 • Lots of acquisition documentation and investment analysis work
WHAT’S NEW?Terminal • Then and Now • Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS) - 11 systems installed by the end of 2004 with 2 planned for 2005 • Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) - providing TDWR radar information to NWS to augment NEXRAD • Weather System Processor (WSP) - 33 installations with 31 commissioned, 3 in operational readiness and 1 (Tucson) to be installed
WHAT’S NEW?Terminal (…con’t) • Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) -401 new processors replaced, 128 new Dew Point sensors, working on ice free wind sensors and new ceilometers, and new software • Automated Weather Sensor System (AWSS) - Same as ASOS…. Installed 13 systems this year, with 8 more planned for 2005
WHAT’S NEW?Terminal (…con’t) • Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) - FAA is testing new ceilometers and visibility sensor to improve reporting capability and availability • Stand Alone Weather System (SAWS) - Installed 65 sites as of September with another 56 projects funded; expect to install another 15-25 in 2005
WHAT’S NEW?Traffic Management • Last Year • Added NavCanada RADAR to the Corridor Weather Information System; Expanded displays to Minneapolis and Kansas City • Next Year • Add winter precipitation to products to CIWS suite • Plan SWIM CWIS connection • Lots of individual product improvements too numerous to mention
WHAT’S NEW?Flight Service • Last Year • Added collaborative convective Forecast product to the Flight Service Automation System at 16 sites • Added Hurricane Tracking for Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans • Next Year • Add current icing potential Product • Then WHO CAN SAY? We expect GREAT THINGS TO BEGIN!