22nd International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology


Gridded FX-Net Prototype Project for the Bureau of Land Managemant, National Interagency Fire Center

Sher Schranz, NOAA/ERL/FSL and CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. Stewart, N. Wang, and E. Polster



The Gridded FX-Net Prototype Project

for the National Interagency Fire Center *Sher Schranz

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Colorado State University and NOAA/FSL

Boulder, Colorado   FX-Net users at the Bureau of Land Management's National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and the Geographical Area Coordination Centers (GACCs) have been operating without the ability to calculate various fire prediction indices from locally stored model grids.  Algorithms developed by BLM predictive services personnel required the input of long range model grids in their calculations. Many of the forecasters in the GACC offices who are familiar with the AWIPS workstation found certain aspects of the FX-Net system were not as flexible as those found in AWIPS. As a result, the Gridded FX-Net prototype system project was started with support from the BLM and the USDA Forest Service.   The Gridded FX-Net system is an extended version of the National Weather Services' AWIPS (Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System). The system uses AWIPS data and applications servers, and the D2D display system. What set's this system apart from the AWIPS system is the development of multiple, remote, D2D clients. The data delivery system developed for this project provides an intelligent ‘push' system using existing technologies such as LDM and Wavelet Compression. The presentation will describe the project scope and fielding schedule.

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Session 6, Challenges in Data Access, Distribution and Use
Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 8:30 AM-12:45 PM, A412

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