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Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System


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(AWIPS)

A system installed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which integrates Doppler radar (i.e. the NEXRAD system), data from automatic surface stations, satellite imagery, and forecast models. The aim is to provide locally specific forecasting, particularly for floods and tornadoes, which has been impractical or difficult with technically distinct systems.

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