DTRA Contract Renewed

November 15, 2010. Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
WF Data in PlumesWith a relationship dating back before the attacks of September 11, 2001, WeatherFlow and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) recently renewed a contract that provides for a real-time feed of WeatherFlow observational data to DTRA.  WeatherFlow sites, installed to complement existing National Weather Service observations, are extremely well positioned to help reveal the complexities of small scale wind flows in the highly variable coastal zone.

With 13 of the 20 largest metro regions in the United States located within the coastal zone, the inclusion of these observations allows the resolution of meso-flow patterns in cities such as New York, Boston, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  Because these stations allow the resolution of small but important atmospheric features, plume dispersion patterns that incorporate the WeatherFlow observations are more accurate and have higher levels of certainty, allowing for better planning and response in these regions.

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