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NOAA's Aviation Weather Testbed Overview


The Aviation Weather Testbed provides a means of testing new science and technology for the purpose of eventually producing better aviation weather products and services. The execution of the Testbed is accomplished via close collaboration between the AWC and its many partners.


  • Provide a path to operational use for experimental products and services
  • Invite the participation of third parties
  • Provide a test environment for the purpose of refining and optimizing experimental forecast tools
  • Verify the the scientific validity of experimental products
  • Educate forecasters about experimental tools and the latest research related to aviation weather forecasting
  • Educate researchers about operational forecast needs and constraints

Plan and Schedules

Participation in the AWT requires conformity with NWS directives and guidelines. These directives include:




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