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The Advanced Satellite Aviation weather Products (ASAP) initiative, the goals of which are to test and evaluate existing satellite algorithms that have been developed or are proposed by AWRP team members, introduce new techniques and data sets to the PDTs from the satellite community, and facilitate PDT access to satellite data sets for research and development available through UW-CIMSS and UAH.

WVSS-II Validation

WVSS-II Validation- Louisville (WVL) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison CIMSS/SSEC at Lousville, Kentucky.


Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Reporting (TAMDAR) systems measure relative humidity, air temperature, winds, ice presence and turbulence.


In 2003, President Bush and Congress took the first decisive steps with the enactment of VISION 100 - Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (P.L.108-176). It laid out the mandate for Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) initiative and proposed a unique public/private partnership managed by the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) to carry it out.


The National Center for Atmospheric Research and the provides research, facilities, and services for the atmospheric and Earth sciences community. NCAR and UOP are managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.


The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Washington D.C.