23rd Conference on IIPS


NOAA Tsunami Forecasting System: Design and implementation using Service Oriented Architecture

Donald W. Denbo, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and K. T. McHugh, J. R. Osborne, P. Sorvik, and A. J. Venturato

The NOAA National Center for Tsunami Research is collaborating with National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Centers and academia to develop a tsunami forecasting system that assimilates real-time event data with numerical models to provide estimates of tsunami amplitudes and arrival times for potential at-risk communities. The design and implementation of this operational system is based on a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) model. Design constraints include multiple operating system deployment, Windows XP, Linux, and MacOS X, real-time response to external inputs, and the stability and robustness necessary for an operational setting. The system is implemented using the Java JDK 5.0 language and Jini/JavaSpaces for the SOA framework.

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Session 3A, Applications in Meteorology, Oceanography, Hydrology and Climatology
Tuesday, 16 January 2007, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM, 216AB

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