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Weather data (RFC0251)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003093D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Oct-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 2K

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D. Stern: AUTHOR

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[Page 1] The USAF Environmental Technical Applications Center (ETAC) is providing weather data for the ARPA Network. Ultimately there will be ten years of high quality surface and upper air weather observations, as well as hemispheric grid point analyses. The observations are generated by approximately 5000 surface and 1200 upper air stations, distributed all over the world.

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Network Working Group D. Stern

Request for Comment No. 251 CCA

NIC No. 7692 13 October 1971

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WEATHER DATA

The USAF Environmental Technical Applications Center (ETAC) is

providing weather data for the ARPA Network. Ultimately there

will be ten years of high quality surface and upper air weather

observations, as well as hemispheric grid point analyses. The

observations are generated by approximately 5000 surface and

1200 upper air stations, distributed all over the world.

The data is to be available via the datacomputer, a specialized

node of the ARPA Network that is dedicated to the management of

shared data bases and designed to accommodate large ones. The

datacomputer, currently under development by Computer Corporation

of America (CCA), will provide services* for the use of these

data bases, including the weather data.

A working group has been formed to design the data base,

coordinate its implementation with the development of the

datacomputer, plan testing, project uses, and resolve a variety

of technical issues associated with its size and complexity.

Prospective users, working members, or interested parties should

contact:

Dale H. Stern

Computer Corporation of America

575 Technology Square

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

617-491-3670

* See RFC 219

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