Aviation Weather Decision Support
GSD's Forecast Impact and Quality Assessment Section provides quality assessment services to the FAA and NWS to support the evaluation of their aviation weather products. For the FAA’s Aviation Weather Research Program (AWRP), they serve as the Quality Assessment Product Development Team (QA PDT) to perform in-depth evaluations of AWRP-sponsored products as part of the formal process for transition into operations. For the NWS they perform assessments as well as develop automated verification tools to track NWS product performance according to operational performance requirements. Product research, technique and technology development are often leveraged across both organizations. This talk will provide an overview of the FIQAS program as well as some of the recent research activities performed to support verification of forecasts of aviation weather hazards such as turbulence, in-flight icing, and convection.