85th AMS Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 12 January 2005: 4:00 PM
An Overview of GIS Projects and Applications at Southern Region River Forecast Centers
Keith Stellman, NOAA/NWS, Shreveport, LA; and D. Welch, M. Love, P. Mckee, and J. Atwell
Poster PDF (295.6 kB)
The National Weather Service River Forecast Centers collects, processes, and analyses a large amount of data. To keep its users informed 24 hours a day, the RFC's prepare a significant number of products using GIS software and technology. These products are used both interally and within the NWS and some are shared externally by posting the information to the websites of the centers. Products prepared using GIS include: Climate Products derived from gridded PRISM Data, Flood Outlooks, interactive river status maps, rainfall summaries, and observed vs multisensor comparisons to name a few. Historical data is now being analyzed through the use of GIS tools to create new gridded data sets as well. With the implementation of an internet map server and ftp availability, data is easily viewed and/or downloaded for use by anyone using GIS.

We will demonstrate some new technology and how it is integrated into RFC operations within Southern Regions' products and services.

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