2002 Annual

Tuesday, 15 January 2002: 2:45 PM
Generating digital forecast matrices from gridded forecasts in the Interactive Forecast Preparation System
Mark G. Oberfield, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and K. V. Pegion
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   The National Weather Service is currently implementing an Interactive Forecast Preparation System (IFPS) that assists forecasters in creating forecast products. With IFPS, forecasters work with a suite of gridded weather elements to produce a digital forecast database.

   This paper describes a set of techniques used to create representative areal forecasts from a digital forecast database. These techniques summarize large amounts of data, extracted from gridded weather elements, into another, more condensed form that product generators can use to create official NWS products.  

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