FSL in Review 2000 - 2001

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Forecast Research
Division


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Demonstration Division


Systems Development
Division


Aviation Division


Modernization Division


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List of Figures


Number Description Section
Cover Photos of weather events and D2D model displays
of weather around Colorado and the Midwest
Cover
1 RUC (40-km and 20-km) 2-meter temperature
bias for 12-hours forecasts
Forecast Research
Division
2 RUC (40-km and 20-km) totals by summing
two 12-hour RUC forecasts
Forecast Research
Division
3 RUC cloud-top forecasts with and
without cloud assimilation
Forecast Research
Division
4 RUC 500-mb wind forecast from PACJET
and verifying observations
Forecast Research
Division
5 An 18-hour forecast from PACJET 10-km RUC
model of 1-hour precipitation and surface winds
Forecast Research
Division
6 Ozone concentration forecasts from the 1.7-km
run of coupled air-chemistry weather prediction
Forecast Research
Division
7 Equitable threat score for hourly snowfall in excess
of 1 mm for 3 different initialization methods
Forecast Research
Division
8 The conventional LAPS moisture
analysis showing relative humidity
Forecast Research
Division
9 Same as Figure 8, except using newer variational
functional including GOES integrated water
Forecast Research
Division
10 Domain of the Regional Nature Run with
ECMWF output and MM5 output
Forecast Research
Division
11 GAINS global observing network comprising
fueled remotely operated aircraft
Forecast Research
Division
12 Launch of the PII balloon on
the 18 May 2000 test flight
Forecast Research
Division
13 FSL and collaborators installing
instruments into the PIII capsule
Forecast Research
Division
14 PIII torus suspended during the
radio distance check
Forecast Research
Division
15 Gauge stations in the rectangle in Oklahoma
and Arkansas shown in Figure 16
Forecast Research
Division
16 Gauge precipitation reports on
12 June 2000 and 7 June 2000
Forecast Research
Division
17 Percent of gauge stations in the rectangle in
Oklahoma and Arkansas shown in Figure 16
Forecast Research
Division
18 Depiction of a PV streamer from
an MM5 12-hour forecast
Forecast Research
Division
19 FSL High-Performance Computer Center Facility Division
20 Schematic of the current FSL network Facility Division
21 FSL Central Facility data systems Facility Division
22 Schematic of NIMBUS hosts Facility Division
23 Planned FSL network upgrade Facility Division
24 NOAA Profiler Network of 35
radars and surface instruments
Demonstration
Division
25 NOAA Profiler Network data availability
from January 1991 – January 2001
Demonstration
Division
26 Mean time between failure for NOAA Profiler
Network sites with outages over 20 hours
Demonstration
Division
27 Distribution of NOAA Profiler Network downtime Demonstration
Division
28 NOAA Profiler Network data lost by fault
type over fiscal years 1999 and 2000
Demonstration
Division
29 NOAA Profiler Network data lost by fault
disposition over fiscal years 1999 and 2000
Demonstration
Division
30 Alaska 449-MHz network data availability Demonstration
Division
31 Remote control main breaker
installed at all NPN sites
Demonstration
Division
32 Profiler site at Glennallen, Alaska Demonstration
Division
33 GPS-Met system on roof of
David Skaggs Research Center
Demonstration
Division
34 Diagram of data processing
for the GPS-Met sites
Demonstration
Division
35 Diagram of a scalable distributed
data processing system
Demonstration
Division
36 Comparison between near real-time
GPS-IPWV and 24-hour solutions
Demonstration
Division
37 Comparison of near real-time GPS data and
rawinsonde measurements during WVIOP 2000
Demonstration
Division
38 GPS Water Vapor Demonstration Network
at the end of Fiscal Year 2000
Demonstration
Division
39 Summary of profiler data availability
from January – December 2000
Demonstration
Division
40 Time series displaying MM5 Hot Start
model output every three hours
Systems Development
Division
41a Data sources available to a user during
FX-Connect collaboration session
Systems Development
Division
41b Typical FXC display composed of a satellite image,
model graphics, and manual graphics annotation
Systems Development
Division
42 Screen from the experimental LDAD system
at the NWS Tulsa, Oklahoma, site
Systems Development
Division
43 AWIPS D2D display of the MSAS
altimeter observations and analysis
Systems Development
Division
44 AWIPS D2D screen showing the new
RSAS 15-km North American domain
Systems Development
Division
45 MADIS data available at
1200 UTC 18 September 2000
Systems Development
Division
46 Web screen of the 2001 RTVS
Turbulence Intercomparison
Aviation Division
47 ADDS Website screen of the interactive PIREPs
page from the Aviation Weather Center
Aviation Division
48 Screen showing the Collaborative
Convective Forecast Product
Aviation Division
49 Time series plots of PODY, FAR, and % Area
for preliminary and final convective forecasts
Aviation Division
50 ADDS Website screen of the Satellite
page from the Aviation Weather Center
Aviation Division
51 Diagram of FX-Net system architecture for the
Central Weather Service Unit at Dallas/Ft. Worth
Aviation Division
52 Real-time displays of Convective
SIGMET forecasts
Aviation Division
53 D3D graphic showing MM5
Hot Start model output
Modernization
Division
54 Multipaned D2D screen showing North American
scale 500-mb upper-air stations plots
Modernization
Division
55 GFE intersite a) composite display and original
grids for b) Boulder, c) Cheyenne, and d) Pueblo
Modernization
Division
56 Screen from the GLOBE Web homepage International
Division
57 Temperature measurements conducted
by GLOBE schools
International
Division
58 Countries currently participating
in the GLOBE Program
International
Division
59 Educator's Comer GLOBE Webpage for teachers International
Division
60 Screen from FSL Webpage showing
LAPS information on CAPE
International
Division
61 Students interacting with exhibits at the Weather
Discovery Center in North Conway, NH
International
Division
62 FSL Director A.E. MacDonald and New Hampshire
Senator Judd Gregg at Grand Opening
International
Division
63 User interface of the FX-Net workstation International
Division

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