84th AMS Annual Meeting

Monday, 12 January 2004: 4:15 PM
Update on the implementation of the National Weather Service’s Radiosonde Replacement System
Room 6A
Joseph Facundo, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
Poster PDF (924.7 kB)
The National Weather Service (NWS) is developing the RRS to replace its antiquated Micro-ART system, which has been in operation since the late 1980s. The RRS is comprised of a new GPS tracking antenna referred to as the telemetry receiving system or TRS, 1680 MHz GPS radiosondes, and a new NT-based workstation. In addition to the deployment of the RRS, a new surface-based system and precision digital barometers will be deployed at 88 locations from the Caribbean to Guam and from Alaska to Pago Pago, American Samoa, in the Southern Hemisphere. An update to the strategy for deploying these systems will be discussed in the presentation as well as their impact on the meteorological community as the transition takes place.

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