ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE WEATHER ANALYSIS <br>AND FORECASTING ON THE NEXRAD PROGRAMSR/SSD 96-38
9/1/96

Technical Attachment
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE WEATHER ANALYSIS
AND FORECASTING ON THE NEXRAD PROGRAM

Tim Crum
WSR-88D Operational Support Facility
Norman, Oklahoma


The AMS journal Weather and Forecasting (WAF) chief editor, Brad Colman, and we have targeted the March 1998 issue of the WAF as a special issue on the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) Program. We seek the publication of papers describing the operational use of Weather Surveillance Radarū1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) systems. The purpose of this issue is the cross feeding of operational "lessons learned" and to help define where the operational applications of the WSR-88D are headed.

We are planning three major components for this special issue: invited survey papers, summary papers, and case studies. An outline of the types of articles we envision being included in this issue is shown below. We intend to complete this WAF issue by a combination of invited and submitted papers.

  1. Survey Papers (invited)


  2. Summary Papers (invited and submitted)


  3. Case Studies (invited and submitted) (sample topics)

Some of the manuscripts may be of conventional length, but others may be shorter and more appropriate for the Forecaster's Forum section of the journal. All manuscripts will go through the normal WAF formal review process. To meet the publication deadline for the March 1998 issue, final versions of the papers must be sent to the AMS in October 1997. To allow time for two review cycles, Brad Colman has asked that authors send him the manuscripts to start the formal review cycle by March 1, 1997.

The AMS has begun using CD ROMs as a medium to expand the information provided to readers. We encourage the use of the CD ROM in this special issue for supplemental WSR-88D color figures or time lapses. However, papers should be able to "stand alone" without the figures in the CD ROM since not all readers will have access to CD-ROM technology. We believe the graphics of the WSR-88D lend themselves well to the use of CD ROMs. The WAF chief editor will provide the guidelines for the file formats acceptable for inclusion in the CD ROM.

Please feel free to contact any of the following people if you have questions on how you can participate in this effort.

     Brad Colman              Phone: 206-526-0778
                              Internet: colman@seawfo.noaa.gov

     Tim Crum                 Phone: 405-366-6560 ext 4226
                              Internet: tim.d.crum@noaa.gov

     Don Burgess              Phone: 405-366-6560 ext 4276
                              Internet: donald.w.burgess@noaa.gov

     Andy White               Phone: 405-366-6530 ext 2247
                              Internet: andy.white@noaa.gov