Monday, 10 January 2005: 2:00 PM
NWS use of FAA radar data – Progress and Plans
The National Weather Service (NWS) has demonstrated that weather data from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) radars could complement the Weather Surveillance Radar – 1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) network. The agency is collaborating with the FAA on projects to ingest data from several FAA radars: Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR), Air Route Surveillance Radar – Model 4 (ARSR-4) and Airport Surveillance Radar – Model 11 (ASR-11). The use of TDWR data would support improved short term forecasts and warnings for tornado and other severe weather. This paper presents the status of these projects and future plans. Examples of current TDWR data products will be presented, along with a discussion of potential additional products.