|Last Updated : August 30, 2010|
Federal Lightning Capability Requirements
In anticipation of the expiration of the existing lightning data contract in January 2010, the National Weather Service planned to establish a follow-on contract responsive to Federal agency needs to the extent possible. The first step was to establish a set of requirements.
In response, the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology formed the Joint Action Group for Lightning Detection Systems to gather all interested agencies to develop a coordinated, collective set of requirements. The group began its work in early 2008 and developed this set of mutually agreed upon requirements for national lightning detection capabilities. In the summer of 2008, they delivered to the National Weather Service the information documented in this report.
|Federal Lightning Capability Requirements (FCM-R27-2008)|