Accession Number:

ADA135674

Title:

Establishment and Discontinuance Criteria for Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION POLICY AND PLANS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

This report develops establishment and discontinuance criteria for automated weather observing systems AWOS for publication in FAA Order 7031.2B, Airway Planning Standard Number One. Airway Planning Standard Number One contains the policy and summarizes the criteria used in determining eligibility of terminal locations for establishment, discontinuance and improvements of air navigation facilities and air traffic control services. The criteria developed in this report are based on rigorous life-cycle cost effectiveness and benefitcost analyses of AWOS which measure weather and environmental parameters essential to FAA operations--wind direction and speed, temperature and dew point, altimeter setting, ceiling, visibility, precipitation and thunderstorm activity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Administration and Management
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE