The test results of the Aviation Automated Weather Observation System (AV-AWOS) at Newport News, Virginia, are presented. The rationale for the cloud and visibility algorithms is discussed. Verification of these algorithms is presented. The algorithms for converting sensor data to automated observations of cloud height, sky cover, and visibility are specified. Tabulation of the user reactions to an automated observation is presented. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Weather Service

    8060 13th Street
    Silver Spring, MD  United States  20910

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 127 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-79-63 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA73WAI-384
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1980 12:00AM