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) : Keech,W L

PDF Url : ADA135674

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 168

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 benefit/cost 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)

Descriptors :   *Weather stations, *Cost analysis, *Life cycle costs, Cost effectiveness, Benefits, Requirements, Air traffic control systems, Automation, Observation, Policies, Standards, Resource management, Terminal flight facilities, Investments, Budgets, Civil aviation, Data bases, Meteorological data

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Administration and Management
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE