92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012: 4:15 PM
Update on NextGen 4-D Weather Data Cube Development and Tools for Content Developers
Room 356 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Jebb Q. Stewart, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, and NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and M. Leon, C. MacDermaid, M. Schultz, S. Schranz, and L. Sherretz

The Information Technology (IT) architecture, data services and standards are a critical component of the NextGen 4-D Weather Data Cube. As part of the NextGen Network Enabled Weather (NNEW) program, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Specifications have been extended to develop services to web enable and geo-locate data. Current development at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Systems Division (ESRL/GSD) is leveraging this work in developing a freely available Web Feature Service (WFS) as well as continued development and exploration of other OGC services, including the Web Mapping Service (WMS) and Sensor Observing Service (SOS) as other methods of providing data to the 4-D Weather Data Cube.

GSD is a significant partner in regular technology demonstrations with National Weather Service (NWS) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These demonstrations are designed to provide an incremental snapshot of the multi-agency, integrated, web services research and development. GSD assists NWS data providers with installing, configuring, and testing services as well as assisting with data conversions necessary to make data available within the Cube. GSD also participates by hosting data in OGC services and maintaining Registry/Repository (Reg/Rep) service federated with other Reg/Rep's as part of the 4-D Weather Data Cube.

This presentation will provide an update of ongoing development and research, challenges encountered, and future development plans.

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