2B.1 AWIPS Across the National Weather Service Enterprise

Monday, 11 January 2016: 1:30 PM
Room 348/349 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Ronla K. Henry, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Tatum and E. L. Phillips

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) has undergone a re-architecture of its software infrastructure. The migration of AWIPS I capability at the Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) and River Forecast Centers (RFCs) into a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), referred to as AWIPS II, has been completed. With the re-architectured AWIPS software platform, there are several follow-on projects that are being developed that will enhance and improve services across the NWS enterprise.

This presentation summarizes new capabilities that are being incorporated into the AWIPS including:

• AWIPS Migration – Moving into the next era of Service Oriented Architecture to allow “plugin capabilities” to allow more efficient and structured application and baseline Configuration Management (CM) of the AWIPS system.

• End State Workstation – Combining the AWIPS Graphics and Text workstation into one single workstation that will increases productivity and reduces hardware footprint in the operations area.

• Central Weather Service Unit (CWSU) work – Infusing the End State Workstation into CWSU Centers that will enhance operational capability at each of the CWSU centers across the enterprise.

• Tsunami IT Modernization – Implementing the Tsunami Operational System (TOPS) which is built upon the AWIPS hardware and software framework.

• National Centers AWIPS (NAWIPS) Migration – Migrating of NAWIPS capabilities into the AWIPS II Service Oriented Architecture.

• Experiments in Virtualization – Re-hosting of the AWIPS system by abstracting the hardware aspect thus reducing the hardware footprint of the AWIPS server hardware dependency.

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