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COAMPS-OSŪ Dashboard

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Monday, 24 January 2011
COAMPS-OSŪ Dashboard
Chad Hutchins, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. Cook, M. Frost, D. Martinez, K. Xu, D. A. Geiszler, Q. Zhao, P. Harasti, J. Kent, and G. Love

Poster PDF (1.7 MB)

Since 2001, the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPSŪ) – On-Demand System (COAMPS-OSŪ) has provided United States Naval forces with web based interfaces for setting up and executing COAMPS mesoscale forecasts, and for displaying and disseminating COAMPS model output. While these technologies are very useful, they do not easily allow integration with other meteorological and support information. As part of a COAMPS-OS enhancement to integrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies into the application, the software development team has developed the COAMPS-OS Dashboard. The Dashboard is an advanced AJAX-based (Asynchronous JavaScript and Extensible Markup Language [XML]) web interface for creating, viewing, and exporting model visualizations, radar, satellite, model verification, and other standard GIS products in support of the warfighter. The dashboard utilizes several open source tools such as MapServer, OpenLayers, and Google Web Toolkit to provide an accessible, tailored, easy to use GIS interface in a web browser. With these new tools in COAMPS-OS, the warfighter will have the ability to create their own map product layers, integrate other model forecast data (e.g. ocean models), overlay radar and other remote sensing layers, and add other geospatial-intelligence information into a single application. The COAMPS-OS Dashboard is currently in its initial phase of development with future plans to expand with other web functionality.