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Title: Land Information System (LIS) Development Plan: FY13−FY17
Authors: Eylander, John B.
Keywords: Army
Land Information System
Terrestrial modeling
Issue Date: Oct-2013
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CRREL ; TN-13-2
Abstract: In 2007, the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) approved a plan, collaborative with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), to partner on development of the Land Information System (LIS), an advanced software framework capable of supporting an operational and research-mode Land Data Assimilation System (LDAS) for weather and climate studies. The partnership led to the development of a structured 5-year plan to continue developing the LIS with newer science and software capabilities to improve the land surface characterization products at AFWA. The results were highly successful, leading LIS to be characterized as one of the most advanced LDAS systems available. This document builds on the successes of the initial 2007 LIS Development Plan (LDP07) and outlines incremental steps toward achieving a new set of goals not only to enable science and engineering achievements but also to deliver new capabilities of supporting soldiers and decision makers at all echelons of military support, from command level to small units. The new support opportunities include support for geospatial intelligence needs, including global drought (agricultural and hydrological) and hydrometeorology analysis and prediction, interfaces that enable LIS to support Army applications of maneuver support, additional work on the coupled LIS-WRF interfaces to improve support to dust lofting and brownout, as well as other infrastructure upgrades.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TN-13-2
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