H.R.353 – Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] (Introduced 01/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House – Science, Space, and Technology|
|Latest Action:||04/18/2017 Became Public Law No: 115-25|
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TITLE IV—FEDERAL WEATHER COORDINATION
H. R. 353—2
Sec. 408. Department of Defense weather forecasting activities.
8.) Sec. 412. Weather enterprise outreach
9.) Sec. 413. Hurricane hunter aircraft.
10.) Sec. 414. Study on gaps in NEXRAD coverage and recommendations to address such gaps.
(3) Research and development, and transfer of knowledge, technologies, and applications to the National Weather Service and other appropriate agencies and entities, including the United States weather industry and academic partners, related to—
(A) advanced radar, radar networking technologies, and other ground-based technologies, including those emphasizing rapid, fine-scale sensing of the boundary layer and lower troposphere, and the use of innovative, dual-polarization, phased-array technologies;
(F) atmospheric chemistry and interactions essential to accurately characterizing atmospheric composition and predicting meteorological processes, including cloud micro-physical, precipitation, and atmospheric electrification processes, to more effectively understand their role in severe weather; and
(G) additional sources of weather data and information, including commercial observing systems.
(4) A technology transfer initiative, carried out jointly and
in coordination with the Director of the National Weather Service, and in cooperation with the United States weather industry and academic partners, to ensure continuous development and transition of the latest scientific and technological advances into operations of the National Weather Service and to establish a process to sunset outdated and expensive operational methods and tools to enable cost-effective transfer of new methods and tools into operations.