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Forecast Model Web Map Service (NFMW)
Entry ID: NASA_NFMW
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Summary
Abstract: The Forecast Model Web Map Service (NFMW) is able to read the output of numerical models that simulate Earth science processes and to produce visualizations of the desired output field(s) showing the geographic area, time and elevation specified by the user. Users request visualizations according to the industry-standard Web Map Service (WMS). The model outputs are in formats such as HDF, NetCDF, GRIB or raw binary. The NFMW code reads data for the desired model run time, forecast time, and field(s), subsets the data to the region of interest, interpolates the data to the specified size, generates a visualization of the data using colors, contour lines or arrows, and sends the visualization to the client. The client is typically a normal web browser. The NFMW code is a combination or Perl and Interactive Data Language (IDL).

The primary NFMW goal is to enable both expert scientists and members of the public to view the results of simulations through a normal web browser without needing to install or learn special software. A secondary goal was to demonstrate concretely the benefit of adopting open-standard interface specifications such as the OGC WMS.

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Service Citation
Originators: NASA
Title: Forecast Model Web Map Service (NFMW)
Provider: NASA
URL: http://opensource.gsfc.nasa.gov/projects/NFMW/
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
Access Constraints
This software is released under the terms and conditions of the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA).
Service Provider
Open Source Software, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NASA OPEN SOURCE
Email: opensource at gsfc.nasa.gov
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

JEFF DE LA BEAUJARDIERE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-286-1569
Email: jeff2002 at sunrise.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Geospatial Interoperability Office
Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 933
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-11-01
SERF Last Revision Date: 2010-04-21
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