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Afghanistan Project Overview

Weather and climate elements are an integral part of the international humanitarian aid/relief effort in the Afghanistan region. Requirements range from current snow cover and weather forecasts for routing truck convoys to long-term planning for agriculture. Consequently, we have developed a seamless suite of information that extends from the current situation out to seasonal forecasts.

The outline below presents the basic products with the group in parentheses representing the one responsible for maintenance of that product. Please note the wide distribution of responsibility which represents the broad interest of the various agencies in participating in this project. Specifically, the agencies are, in alphabetical order:

  • Center for Ocean Land and Atmosphere (COLA)
  • International Research Institute (IRI)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    • National Environmental and Satellite Data Information Service (NESDIS)
      • Office of Research and Applications (ORA)
      • National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
    • National Weather Service (NWS)
      • National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
        • Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
        • Aviation Weather Center (AWC)
    • Office of Atmospheric Research (OAR)
      • Office of Global Programs (OGP)
      • Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC)
  • United States Air Force (USAF)
    • Joint Army Air Force Weather Information Network (JAAFWIN)
    • Air Force Weather Agency
  • United States Central Intelligence Agency (USCIA)

This is a "living" document and will undergo continuing modification as improvements are made in our capabilities and/or the requirements are redefined.

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