The Challenge of Data Delivery to Our Field Offices Bernard N. Meisner Chief, Science & Training NWS Southern Region
The AWIPS Front Door What is the process by which data/images are added to the Satellite Broadcast? What is the process by which data/images are removed from the Satellite Broadcast? SBN Master Ground Station NESDIS Network Control Facility Satellite Data WFO/RFC AWIPS EMC NWS Telcom Gateway Model Output Code needed to ingest and display the data/images AWIPS Program
The AWIPS Side Door The Internet MDL (ECMWF MOS) GOES-R/JPSS Testbeds NSSL (NMQ / MRMS) EMC Parallel Model Runs Local Research Collaborations (CSTAR) Experimental model output (GSD HRRR) Data/Imagery Problem: Not all developers provide this code! WFO/RFC Regional Headquarters Regional LDM Servers Local Data Acquisition and Dissemination (LDAD) System Code needed to ingest and display the data/images Data/Imagery AWIPS Product Developers
The AWIPS Side Door The Internet MDL (ECMWF MOS) GOES-R/JPSS Testbeds NSSL (NMQ / MRMS) EMC Parallel Model Runs Local Research Collaborations (CSTAR) Experimental Model Output (GSD HRRR) Data/Imagery Problem: This bandwidth is very limited! WFO/RFC Regional Headquarters Storm reports, email, Training Webinars, Internet access, Software upgrades/patches, etc. Regional LDM Servers DSS Webinars, Web page updates, Web briefings, Social Media, etc. Local Data Acquisition and Dissemination (LDAD) System Data/Imagery AWIPS
Some Key Points • Model guidance should be available on AWIPS, the primary tool forecasters use to make their forecasts. • Make delivery to the field offices/Centers the measure of a successful implementation. • Make it easier for field offices to participate in evaluations of preliminary/experimental guidance. • Provide an experimental product channel on the AWIPS SBN? • Product developers must provide AWIPS configuration data. • Model guidance file sizes must be compatible with available bandwidth and AWIPS processing capabilities. • Does a WFO need 450 mb winds on a 12km CONUS grid? • It may be prohibitively expensive to substantially increase network bandwidth at some field offices.