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AWIPS II Applications for EOS, NPP, JPSS, GOES-R and Decadal Missions

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We are seeking papers for this session which focus on current and proposed technology breakthroughs to improve applications specifically designed for use on AWIPS-II (Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System) and data based on near-term satellite data.

The AWIPS software re-architecture, known as AWIPS II, is built on a Service Oriented Architecture. AWIPS II will bring advanced functionality to forecasters in the field. It will also simplify code and consequently strengthen system performance while reducing the maintenance burden.  The AWIPS II structure also takes advantage of open source software. Key attributes include:

  • Non-proprietary software with dependencies only on leading open source packages
  • High performance data services using advanced data serialization techniques to enable gaming style interaction with dynamic data updates
  • Situational awareness and decision-making visualization that is very adaptable and can perform GIS projections of all data faster than any commercial system
  • Visualization is customizable at the base/site/user level through XML files and scripts that give users a completely tailored view of the data and con-ops
  • Warnings and reports done quickly through GIS interactions and automated text generation through template engine
  • Plug-and-play adaptable to a variety of data types
  • Scalable from laptop to servers

A number of new and planned operational and research satellite systems and products have been launched in recent years, or are in development, with a primary aim of enhancing the ability of operational forecasters, both human and machine users, to provide increasingly accurate forecasts and with longer lead times. These include satellites of the EOS series and several coming systems such as NPP, JPSS, GOES-R, coming Decadal Survey Missions, and others by national and international space agencies. Leveraging these new systems will no longer be limited by the hardware and software elements of the systems. The new limitations will be our ability to imagine, innovate, partner, collaborate, and govern the agile and efficient transition to operations of the emerging applications. Special emphasis will be given to applications providing useful information to forecasters in as short a time as possible (low latency), and with as much fidelity as can be provided. 

Other topics of interest include demonstrations of agile development approaches, lessons learned, partnering approaches that join R&D with operations, AWIPS-II targeted new products, improvements to existing products, information that takes maximum advantage of the improved capabilities of sensors with increasingly enhanced spatial resolution, temporal resolution (revisit time), spectral resolution, and radioactive resolution.

Host Conference:
18th Conference on Satellite Meteorology

Partnering Conference(s):
28th Conference on IIPS