Fiscal Year 1995

FSL in Review

Aviation Division

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Michael J. Kraus , Chief


The Aviation Division collaborates with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) in the Aviation Weather Research Program (AWRP) to increase the capacity of the nation's airspace while maintaining a high level of safety. The products of this program are an increased accuracy, timeliness, and spatial resolution of the weather information used by the air traffic controllers, air traffic managers, and the general aviation community. More opportunities to develop better weather products now exist because of new observing systems, recent advances in understanding the atmosphere, higher performance computing capabilities, and better dissemination of meteorological data.

The primary focus of the Aviation Division is the development and demonstration of the Aviation Gridded Forecast System (AGFS), a four-dimensional gridded database consisting of meteorological analyses and forecasts of state-of-the-atmosphere variables (SAVs) and aviation-impact variables (AIVs).

The division comprises three branches:

In addition to its own activities, staff in the Aviation Division provide support for other FSL divisions to assist in achieving AWRP goals.

Maintained by: Wilfred von Dauster