NOAA Progress toward Development and Deployment of the NextGen 4 Dimensional Weather Data Cube
This paper describes the scope, objectives, schedule and progress made towards building the 4-D Weather Data Cube. The 4-D Weather Data Cube is a multi-agency Federal-Industry partnership that will be a virtual 4-D weather data base containing the necessary weather state information for aviation decision making. The near-term focus is the achievement of an Initial Operation Capability in 2013. However, there are long-term R&D activities that are needed to meet NextGen requirements.