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Fx-net For Air Quality Research Forecasting


The NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) has been actively involved with state and local air quality forecasters across the U.S. through the use of FX-Net. FX-Net is a weather forecasting workstation that provides access to operational NOAAPort data using an Internet connection. FSL has been developing this system since 1997. Previous versions of the workstation (Madine, et al, 2002) have provided a solid, operational system that continues to expand with new tools and data sets. The most recent version of FX-Net leverages the latest AWIPS server developments to deliver a full suite of National Weather Service (NWS) data. FX-Net file server and client automatically update client menus when specialized data sets are added to the data servers. FX-Net provides state agencies and other air quality forecasters access to an expansive tool, which can help create timely warnings and accurate forecasts. With the addition of new data sets, FX-Net has become an indispensable tool to the air-quality forecast community. FX-Net is also a valuable to air quality researchers and is used for support of numerous air quality programs.

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January 01, 2005

This publication was presented at the following:

Atmospheric Sciences and Air Quality Conference
American Meteorolgical Society
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Authors who have authored or contributed to this publication.

  • Evan Polster - Not Positioned Gsl
    Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University
    NOAA/Global Systems Laboratory