NWS posts aviation weather on the Web

NWS posts aviation weather on the Web

By Tony Lee Orr

GCN Staff

MARCH 6—The National Weather Service's Aviation Digital Data Service Web site can draw flight paths and forecast winds and turbulence via Java applets.

"Our forecasters provide the warnings of thunderstorms, icing, wind shear and other flight hazards that pilots and air traffic controllers need most," John J. Kelly Jr., NWS director, said.

ADDS, at adds.awc-kc.noaa.gov, works with either Netscape Navigator 4.06 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 browsers. Its Java applets display graphical forecasts based on state-of-the-art models and algorithms, NWS officials said.

Site development is continuing through a partnership of NWS' Aviation Weather Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Forecast Systems Laboratory, the National Center for Atmospheric Research Applications Program and the Federal Aviation Administration's Aviation Weather Research Program.

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