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Iris Application Framework

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Monday, 24 January 2011
Iris Application Framework
Darone Jones, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT

The Iris Application Framework is being designed to serve as the foundation for information sharing, storage, and application development throughout the National Weather Service (NWS). Iris will be a central collection and distribution point for many types of information used by NWS personnel, including information on contacts, requirements, outreach, weather events, products, verification, and geospatial information. Furthermore, it will provide a framework for NWS Developers to create applications which will leverage the underlying data. Planned functionality will improve situational awareness of forecasters and management by including enhanced mapping capabilities to increase the accuracy of event reports, preliminary verification, simple product generation in multiple formats, and a greatly increased customer service interface from which forecasters can easily determine if forecast weather will have an impact on particular NWS stakeholders.