ESRL Global Systems Division

Data Link Dissemination (DLD)

2002 Project Accomplishments

  • The Search began for a no assumption robust decoder that could be used by the private sector for their FISDL systems.
  • GSD and NCAR presented their findings to the FAA and Private Vendors on the state of METAR decoders that were currently available.
  • FSL and NCAR recommended using a METAR decoder developed at FSL by the Information Technology Services (ITS) division as a starting point for developing a robust no assumption decoder.
  • FSL procured and configured a development and real-time ingest system for efforts in this process.