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Technical Links

The following are links to technical information that may be of interest to DMCC members.

ANSI/ANS-3.11-2005Determine Meteorological Information at Nuclear Facilities” provides criteria for gathering and assembling meteorological information at commercial nuclear electric generating stations, U.S. Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration nuclear facilities, and other national or international nuclear facilities. This website provides a link for the purchase of this American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Nuclear Society (ANS) standards document.

The Department of Energy's Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) has issued DOE Order 414.1D, Quality Assurance, to address software quality assurance (SQA) requirements for nuclear safety-related applications at DOE nuclear facilities. Guidance associated with this DOE order is provided in DOE Guide 414.1-4, the Safety Software Guide. Because meteorological program provide an emergency preparedness and response and safety-related function, this DOE SQA Order and Guide may be interest to the developers of some meteorological software.

MADIS -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingestion System. The MADIS system provides a database containing the real-time and archived observational datasets from the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory for the purpose of improving weather forecasting, by providing support for data assimilation, numerical weather prediction, and other hydrometeorological applications.

NOAA -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate data. NOAA is the home of the National Weather Service, the Satellite and Information Service, the National Ocean Service, and other organizations.

NUMUG – The Nuclear Utility Meteorological data Users Group is an organization that provides a forum to address problems and exchange ideas for those collecting and utilizing meteorological data at nuclear facilities.

OFCM – the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology is an interdepartmental office established to support the coordination of federal meteorological activities.