Aviation Met-Watch/Decision Support at the FAA—Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) (Invited Presentation)

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Hall C3 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Brandon A. Smith, NOAA/NWS, Warrenton, VA; and M. T. Eckert

Each year the Aviation Industry loses in excess of 20 Billion Dollars due to weather related delays and cancelations. In order to help mitigate these losses, the National Weather Service (NWS) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) partnered to place NWS National Aviation Meteorologists (NAM) at the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC). The NAMs provide operational weather support to Traffic Flow Managers, Severe Weather and Terminal Specialists, along with ATCSCC and FAA Management, for both short and long-term Aviation Planning in the National Air Space (NAS). NAM weather support is collaborated with CWSUs, WFOs, NCEP Centers and Airlines in order to support both the missions of the FAA and NWS. A review of these products/services along with several case reviews are presented.