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By National Research Council, National Weather Service, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Weather Service Modernization Committee, Panel on the Road Map for the Future

Panel at the highway Map for the longer term, nationwide climate carrier Modernization Committee, fee on Engineering and Technical structures, department on Engineering and actual Sciences, nationwide climate carrier, nationwide study Council

In this research, the committee explores methods the nationwide climate carrier (NWS) can make the most of carrying on with advances in technological know-how and expertise to fulfill the demanding situations of the long run. The predictions are concerned with the objective 12 months 2025. simply because particular predictions in regards to the kingdom of technological know-how and expertise or the NWS greater than 25 years sooner or later usually are not solely exact, the objective of this document is to spot and spotlight developments which are probably to steer switch. The Panel at the street Map for the long run nationwide climate provider constructed an positive imaginative and prescient for 2025 in line with advances in technology and know-how.

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The evolution of atmospheric phenomena depends on the state of the entire, coupled system of atmosphere, oceans, ice, and land, including the fundamental quantities needed to define that state at a given time. By contrast, some of the events most critical to human affairs in the near term—severe local storms and their consequences, such as tornadoes and lowlevel wind shear—are extremely localized in space and time. They require extremely detailed observations for analysis and prediction in near real time.

ACARS includes a VHF digital communication system with ground receivers, ground cluster controllers, and communication links back to ARINC in Annapolis, Maryland. the value of data and information is difficult to quantify, mechanisms such as the North American Atmospheric Observing System Program2 could be used to assess trade-offs on a regular basis (McPherson, 1996; Shumbera, 1997). Surface Observations The core of the nation’s current surface observing network consists of approximately 1,000 stations equipped with an Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS).

To determine winds with great accuracy and high resolution for any location on the ocean, surface wind observations from these stations (or surface wind data from satellite scatterometer sensors) could be combined with high-resolution predictions of boundary layers from improved global weather prediction models. In the future, other “platforms of opportunity” may prove similarly useful for increasing the density of surface (and in some cases upper-air or ocean subsurface) observations. Platforms might be ships, trains, buses, fleets of taxicabs or trucks, emergency response vehicles, and perhaps even personal vehicles.

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