Moore A.W.,Jet Propulsion Laboratory |
Small I.J.,National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration |
Bock Y.,Cecil H And Ida M Green Institute Of Geophysics And Planetary Physics |
Dumas J.L.,National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration |
And 4 more authors.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society | Year: 2015
A global positioning system (GPS) network in Southern California, newly densified to an average station spacing of 30 km, enhanced situ?ational awareness for local National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters during 2013 summer monsoon rainfall events. The mission of the NWS included issuing weather watches and warnings to protect lives and property, and NWS forecasters used a variety of weather models and observations in making watch and warning decisions during monsoon events. The new GPS PW measurements provided forecast guidance and contributed tangibly to NWS forecast?ers issuing timely flash flood watches and warnings.