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The National Weather Service modernization and systems acquisition

Hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Science, Space, ... Congress, first session, March 20, 1991

by United States

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Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10109392M
ISBN 100160353874
ISBN 109780160353871
OCLC/WorldCa24462108

Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the: (1) status of the National Weather Service (NWS) systems modernization; and (2) most cost-effective alternatives for acquiring the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) marine data.". The National Weather Service (NWS) helps protect the nation’s people and property from the dangerous effects of severe and hazardous weather by issuing severe weather and flood warnings, public forecasts, and advisories. Because severe storms can injure so many people and cause.

  Plotted below is the accuracy of three major weather forecasting services. Note that a perfect forecast means that, e.g., the service forecasted a 20% chance of rain for 40 days of the year, and exactly 8 (20%) of those days actually had rain. Home > GFS documentation. The Global Forecast System (GFS) has been in NWS operations since and is continuously improved by the Global Climate and Weather Modeling Branch which conducts a program of research and development in support of the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) () of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) .

  Officals in the Department of Defense (DOD), other governmental agencies, Members of Congress, faculty and students of the National Defense University, associates of the Defense Intelligenc Agency, and other components of the DOD professional military education system, American and international analysts of Chinese military affairs and orgaization would be interested in this publication. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Records Disposition Schedule. Office of Operational Systems. This Office manages operational systems and provides engmeenng, software management, facihties, COnID1U11lCatIOn, andmamtenance logistical services. It .


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Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. This chapter focuses on the state of the National Weather Service (NWS) in the s, prior to the official start of the Modernization and Associated Restructuring (MAR) in During the period preceding the MAR, improved radar and other observation systems were already under development, the.

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This report responds to your request that we review the National Weather Service’ s (NWS) modernization program.

As agreed, we focused on whether NWS is using a systems architecture and has clearly assigned responsibility for development and management of the modernization.

Weather Forecasting: Systems Architecture Needed for National Weather Service Modernization (Chapter Report, 03/11/94, GAO/AIMD). The National Oceanic and.

The Weather Service Modernization Act ofPublic LawTitle VII, Stat.was a bill put forward to the nd Congress in to modernize the technology and operations of the National Weather Service (NWS). It was discussed in sessions of Congress for two d by: the nd United States Congress.

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) modernization of its forecasting system, focusing on: (1) the systems architecture the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses to guide the development and evolution of the interrelated subsystems under the modernization; (2) the existence and impact of architectural differences among.

During the 20th century, the National Weather Service was unable to keep up with the pace of technological advances and as a result was nearly obsolete by the s. Between andthe nation invested an estimated $ billion to modernize and restructure the National Weather Service.

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Between andthe nation invested an estimated $ billion to modernize and restructure the National Weather Service. Efforts to modernize the National Weather Service succeeded in achieving major improvements for the weather enterprise. This report assesses the modernization effort and identifies lessons learned from the process.

Date: Oct. 12, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. National Weather Service's Modernization Successful in Improving Science, Forecasts. WASHINGTON — The National Weather Service's program that modernized and restructured operations between and led to greater integration of science into weather service activities and was a success despite schedule and budget.

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As part of its modernization program, the old manual system of weather observations at National Weather Service Forecast Offices was replaced by.

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