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Weather Information Systems Evolution (WISE) Section

Hazard Services

The Hazard Services works to integrate NWS hazard tools while fostering collaboration among stakeholders. Hazard Services works to provide comprehensive services for issuing timely and accurate hazard information while enabling two-way communication among all decision-makers.

Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program

The goals of the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP) are to improve the accuracy and reliability of hurricane forecasts, to extend lead time for hurricane forecasts with increased certainty, and to increase confidence in hurricane forecasts. We contribute to this work through Web tools for model output visualization.


FxCAVE system provides access to the display capability of an AWIPS workstation via the web. The system delivers NWS high-resolution gridded numerical weather prediction model data, surface observations, satellite imagery, and radar data from a central server to all the Geographic Area Coordination Centers (GACC) and at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). It has been running successfully as a demonstration for several years and is planned to be transitioned to operations

WAVE (NOAA access only)

The Weather Archive and Visualization Environment, WAVE, cloud-based system that archives meteorological data sets for quick and easy access. It is also a tool for making quick and easy professional content for briefings and IDSS content.


AWIPS II Workstation (A2) — For more than 30 years, GSD has researched and developed the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), the cornerstone of the NWS Forecast Offices. AWIPS integrates weather, water, satellite, and radar data to help forecasters prepare and issue time-sensitive high-impact warnings.