Session 8.3 Status on the integration of the NSSL Four-dimensional Stormcell Investigator (FSI) into AWIPS

Wednesday, 8 November 2006: 9:00 AM
St. Louis AB (Adam's Mark Hotel)
Gregory J. Stumpf, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and M. T. Filiaggi, M. A. Magsig, K. D. Hondl, S. B. Smith, R. Toomey, and C. Kerr

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Work is moving forward to complete the development of a prototype Four-dimensional Stormcell Investigator (FSI) that is integrated with the AWIPS D2D display application. The FSI is a modified version of the Warning Decision Support System – Integrated Information (WDSSII) display for WSR-88D base radar data. This version contains a unique linked 4-panel design, this includes vertical and horizontal (CAPPI) cross-sections displayed in 3D. These cross-sections are very easy to manipulate and are dynamic – they update information on the fly as the user is manipulating their position. At the time of this presentation, we will have completed alpha testing at the Salt Lake City UT and Wilmington OH WFOs, and are undertaking alpha testing at the Huntsville AL WFO. Next spring, alpha tests will continue in Omaha NE, and at the Norman OK WFO in concert with the National Hazardous Weather Testbed's (HWT) new Experimental Warning Program (EWP). The first version of the FSI will be deployed with AWIPS OB8.2. A future version will have support for polarimetric variables and Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) data, and possibly 3D volume rendering/isosurfaces.
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