NOAA Research Participation Program
Shown left-to-right are John Billet (NOAA NWS Science Operations Officer), Linda Hayden (Elizabeth City State University Professor) and Tony Siebers (NOAA NWS Meteorologist-In-Charge). On the right is a picture of the Radio Detection and Ranging (Radar) and satellite receiving system used by the Wakefield NWS office in conjuction with the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS). The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public and the global community. This research project was supported in part by the appointment of Dr. Linda Hayden to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research Participation Program administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The assigned project involved design, implementation, and testing of an Intranet query system for use by the Wakefield Weather Forecast Office. Extension of the Norfolk and Richmond post-1947 database, to include data from 1887-1947, is also part of the project.
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