In this study, the committee explores ways the National Weather Service (NWS) can take advantage of continuing advances in science and technology to meet the challenges of the future. The predictions are focused on the target year 2025. Because specific predictions about the state of science and technology or the NWS more than 25 years in the future will not be entirely accurate, the goal of this report is to identify and highlight trends that are most likely to influence change. The Panel on the Road Map for the Future National Weather Service developed an optimistic vision for 2025 based on advances in science and technology.
Table of Contents
|I Where Are We Going? Prologue: A Boston Christmas Carol, 2025||5-8|
|Weather Services in 2025||9-14|
|II How Will We Get There 1 Guideposts for the Road Ahead||15-19|
|2 Science and Technology||20-45|
|3 Providing Weather and Environmental Information Services||46-57|
|4 Education and Training||58-61|
|5 Road Map for the Future||62-66|
|Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Advisors||74-76|
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