A STUDY OF THE USE OF METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE, WEATHER RADAR, AND INTEGRATED GRAPHICS PRODUCTS IN THE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION SYSTEM

A study was conducted on the use of meteorological satellite imagery, weather radar imagery, and computer-generated meteorological graphics in the automated flight service station (FSS). The present meteorological satellite network and image distribution system is explained. The use of image processing of meteorological satellite imagery was investigated. The National Weather Service, Federal Aviation Administration, and United States Air Force's plans for improved weather were investigated. The use of computer-generated and animated graphics for display of meteorological information was investigated. The study concluded that: (1) satellite imagery could be made available in the near term by utilizing components of the present closed circuit television system; (2) the National Weather Service (NWS) network of WSR-57 weather radars provides the best available information for small area detection and depiction of precipitation; and (3) integration of satellite imagery and weather radar imagery will help the specialist in recognizing and interpreting the information available to him. The study recommended: (1) implementation of present video disc and cathode-ray tube technology for electronically storing, displaying, and sequencing satellite images and NWS facsimile weather charts at FSS's; and (2) various studies as to application of available image processing techniques to meteorological satellite images, application of monochromatic and color displays for satellite imagery, and techniques to automatically derive graphic products from the Federal Aviation Administration Service A circuit. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Boldt, T D
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-79-38, FAA-RD-79/92
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2002 12:00AM