89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Monday, 12 January 2009: 11:00 AM
Air Force weather-presentation
Room 126BC (Phoenix Convention Center)
Fred Lewis, AWS, Washington, DC
The 2d Weather Squadron's Space Weather Flight at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) is the DoD warfighter's source for operational space weather support. The Space Weather Flight uses real-time space weather observations and model output to obtain the situational awareness necessary to create tailored space weather products for the warfighter. AFWA personnel located within space weather programs and technology branches are charged with obtaining and infusing operations with the latest in space weather analysis and forecast capability. This presentation will give an overview of the current space weather support structure with specific examples of warfighter support success stories. In addition it will demonstrate how planning, science, and operations personnel work together to leverage technology, models, and data sources.

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