Fiscal Year 1995

FSL in Review

Forecast Systems Laboratory

Alexander (Sandy) E. MacDonald Director

Nita Fullerton Editor

Director's Office Personnel FSL Publications Page FSL Organization


The Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) conducts research and develops and transfers new technologies and scientific advancements to the operational elements of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other operational organizations. The mission of FSL is to facilitate the transfer of technological developments in atmospheric and oceanic research to the nation's operational atmospheric and oceanic services. This involves conducting a program to integrate, evaluate, and apply developments to information and forecast systems. The essential functions of the laboratory involve:

The research and development that addresses these functions is conducted in six divisions and the International Program. Click on any of these links to go to the division page:

These laboratory programs employ scientists from two Environmental Research Laboratories' cooperative institutes: the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, Colorado, and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition, postdoctoral scientists are under contract through the National Research Council, Washington, D.C., and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder.

Support for computer operations, computer systems administration, computer hardware and software maintenance, system analysis and design, systems research and development, and meteorological research and development are provided by commercial service contractors: Gonzales Consulting Services, Inc., and System Technology Associates, Inc. The administrative activities are managed by the Director of Administration and Research.

Maintained by: Wilfred von Dauster