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

Wednesday, 25 January 2012: 8:45 AM
GOES-R Space Weather Observations and Products
Room 343/344 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Steven Hill, NOAA/SWPC, Boulder, CO; and B. Gordon, R. Viereck, M. Shouldis, E. J. Rigler, and J. Vickroy

Solar activity is on the rise as we approach the next maximum anticipated in 2013 and NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) is preparing to meet the upcoming forecasting challenges. SWPC is developing applications for observations, implementing new infrastructure, and creating updated products. When GOES-R launches, SWPC will be well prepared for the new data and products and more fully integrated into National Weather Service (NWS) enterprise information technology systems. SWPC is working to pilot new products through the Proving Ground using existing, near real-time proxy data. In addition, it is preparing to integrate these and other products into AWIPS II and is proposing the necessary GRIB2 architecture to support widespread dissemination. Some of the new products will be effectively automated and thus reduce interactive forecaster workload. This presentation provides updates on SWPC proving ground efforts, integration into NWS enterprise systems, and integration of WMO standards in relation to the space weather instruments aboard GOES-R.

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