Tuesday, 11 February 2003: 1:55 PM
GIS Data/Applications at the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center
The LMRFC collects, processes, and analyses a large amount of data. To keep its users informed, the LMRFC prepares a significant number of products using ArcView GIS software. These products are used internally at LMRFC and within the NWS and are posted to the LMRFC webpage. Products prepared using ArcView include: precipitation estimates from the NWS WSR-88D Radar for time periods ranging from hourly to yearly; contoured observed precipitation for time periods ranging from daily to yearly; monthly normal precipitation maps and departure from normal; forecasted precipitation in 6-hour increments for 24 hours in the future and maps displaying the status of river forecast locations to name a few. With the implementation of an internet map server and ftp availability, data is easily viewed and/or downloaded for use by any user.
We will demonstrate this technology and how it is integrated into LMRFC products and services.