NOAA posted a second Water Vapor Request For Proposals (RFP) for contract solicitations on November 10, 2008, with a December 10, 2008 closing date.
NOAA options within this RFP include:
Extending or expanding the AirDat contract for data access to its TAMDAR observations
Increasing the number of WVSSII sensors installed on AMDAR equipped aircraft
Other options, as determined by RFP solicitations
Despite budget pressures, NOAA continues to receive support for its aircraft water vapor program, and the potential exists for growth in future budget years.
Success of the NOAA aircraft water vapor program will be enhanced with greater programmatic coordination with our National Meteorological Service partners in AMDAR and with U.S. Federal Agencies (DOT/FAA in particular).
Water Vapor Program