National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters must sift through large volumes of 4-dimensional data then efficiently generate forecasts based on that information. The ever increasing volume of information challenges forecasters to view data pertinent to the given weather scenario. The Forecaster Decision Support Environment (FDSE) project explores new data management and processing capabilities to enhance situational awareness, allow forecasters to work more efficiently, and improve model ensemble capabilities in order to explore probabilistic forecast products. Efficiency improvements will allow forecasters to spend more time providing their customers Impact-based Decision Support Services.
There are three major components that make up the FDSE: