1 Recent Advancements of the COAMPS-OS® Dashboard: a Web GIS Tool for Military Meteorologists

Monday, 7 January 2013
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Chad Hutchins, NRL, Monterey, CA; and J. Cook, D. Martinez, D. A. Geiszler, G. Love, and Q. Zhao

Handout (7.4 MB)

In 2011, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) released the first version of the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS®) – On-Demand System (COAMPS-OS®) Dashboard into operations at the US Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC). The Dashboard is a web Geographic Information System (GIS) interface for creating, viewing, and exporting global and mesoscale model fields, mesoscale data assimilation results, radar and satellite data overlays, model verification information, and other standard GIS products in a properly geospatially-registered display for military meteorologists. The Dashboard also has the ability, utilizing GIS standards, to display other GIS and geospatial intelligence information. After the Dashboard's initial release the team began working on a complete rewrite using a commercial framework for the Google Web Toolkit called Sencha GXT. Using GXT, the team created an entirely new interface, addressed many issues found in the first software release and added new functionality. New features include a larger map display, task automation, window docking, and live spatial querying. The team also addressed several server issues specifically with speed of processing weather model data by utilizing multi-core processing.

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