Thursday, 13 January 2005: 2:15 PM
Update on the Implementation of the National Weather Service's Radiosonde Replacement System
Abstract: The National Weather Service (NWS) is developing the RRS to replace its antiquated Micro-ART system, which has been in operation since the late 1980s. The RRS is comprised of a new GPS tracking antenna referred to as the telemetry receiving system or TRS, 1680 MHz GPS radiosondes, and a new windows-based workstation. In addition to the deployment of RRS, a new surface-based system and precision digital barometers will be deployed at NWS locations from around the country. An update to the strategy for deploying these systems will be discussed in the presentation as well as its impact on the meteorological community as the transition takes place.