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Applied Aviation Sciences

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The National Severe Storms Forecast Center (NSSFC) in Kansas City has the most modern interactive processing equipment of any operational forecast office in the United States. As such, the experiences of the NSSFC serve as the indication of some of the benefits which will be derived from interactive technology when it is applied in other forecast situations. The forecast products issued by the NSSFC have become more accurate and more timely. The forecaster's efficiency and productivity has noticeably improved. These improvements have been made without the introduction of any new data sources, any major advances in meteorology, or any major advances in numerical modeling. The improvements have resulted from more rapid access to data and from having computers take over many of the housekeeping chores facing a forecaster leaving more time for meteorology.

Publication Title

Centralized Storm Information System (CSIS)


Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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NASA Contract NASW-3476

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This paper is an appendix to the report prepared by Dr. Carl C. Norton for the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison titled, Centralized Storm Information System (CSIS). This paper by Dr. Mosher was originally presented at the International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, held in Los Angeles, CA, from January 7-11, 1985. Dr. Mosher was not affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the time the paper was first given and not when it was published in this report from 1985. The full report by Dr. Norton was a final report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA-CR-175898) and was publication number SSEC No.85.04.N1 of the University of Wisconsin's SSEC. The presentation by Dr. Mosher was a preprint and was given at the conference sponsored by the American Meteorological Society in 1985. It was also published in the proceedings from that conference on pages 117-123.

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