The Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast System (ATCF): An Interagency Success Story
Stephen Barlow (Stephen.Barlow@navy.mil) Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Chris Sisko (Chris.A.Sisko@noaa.gov) National Hurricane Center
The ATCF originally developed by Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey has evolved to become an indispensable national asset used by the U. S. tropical cyclone forecast centers to produce timely and accurate forecasts. The collaborative efforts of the Department of Defense (e.g., Naval Research Laboratory, JTWC, etc.) and Department of Commerce (e.g., National Weather Service, TPC/NHC, etc.) in the ongoing development this system will be briefed. Current hardware and communications configuration utilized to effect optimum data interchange and operations will also be presented.