data from manned and unmanned aircraft, commercial aircraft, surface-based remote sensors, and radiosondes), would be assimilated on to a fixed four-dimensional grid to provide the most complete diagnosis of weather impacts possible. Additionally, numerical weather prediction (NWP) models and nowcasting techniques would readily provide forecasts for times ranging from a few minutes to many hours. A broad array of products will be used to support decisions that will improve safety to humans, improve operational efficiency, and make homeland defense efforts more effective.

Recommendation (Chapter 5)

Tactical Decision Aids and means for collaborative decision-making capabilities should be developed for both meteorological and nonmeteorological users of the system, with attention to the demands on the integrated observing system.

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