112 Utilizing Hazard Services Concepts for Product Creation at the Aviation Weather Testbed

Monday, 23 January 2017
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Austin Cross, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO; and B. R. J. Schwedler, N. Hardin, and T. L. Hansen

Handout (18.4 MB)

The 2016 Aviation Weather Testbed (AWT) Summer Experiment was held at the Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO cooperatively with the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, NJ over two weeks from 15 August 2016 until 26 August 2016.  One of the major themes of this experiment was testing AWC’s ability to produce the Convective SIGMET product completely within Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) 2. This leveraged work from NOAA Earth Science Research Laboratory (ESRL) Global Systems Division (GSD) using experimental Hazard Services software which allows for easy polygon creation, attribute selection, and product generation within one platform.

Hazard Services is a framework for the issuance of hazard information meant to unify many of the existing applications including WarnGen, RiverPro and the Graphical Hazard Generator (GHG). The platform has the potential to replace legacy N-AWIPS and local applications currently in use by operational forecasters at AWC with one integrated solution, harnessing the other advancements provided by AWIPS 2.

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