8.1 Contextualizing Impacting Weather and Climate Information via GIS

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 10:30 AM
Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Jack Settelmaier, NOAA/NWS, Fort Worth, TX
Manuscript (2.9 MB)

The National Weather Service (NWS) issues weather and climate forecast and warning information to help users of that information improve their decision-making to be more weather-ready. NWS information made available in open-standards, easily-consumable, time-enabled GIS services can help convey upcoming, ongoing, or past weather events in better context so necessary actions can be considered and taken to minimize life and property loss. In this presentation, I will show examples of how weather and climate forecast information is conveyed. Additionally, I will detail data and geospatial processing steps that, when combined with creating GIS displays, can greatly increase our understanding about impacting weather and climate events.

Supplementary URL: http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=a95a36e36fbc40609198610ffd2bebc0

- Indicates paper has been withdrawn from meeting
- Indicates an Award Winner