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2D WEATHER SQUADRON, WEATHER INTELLIGENCE FLIGHT

Posted 1/22/2014 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Mission
The Weather Intelligence Flight (WXI), 2d Weather Squadron, 2d Weather Group at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA), provides Department of Defense (DoD) and intelligence community (IC) warfighters with timely, accurate and tailored weather intelligence.

Key Functions
Cloud Analysis for Geospatial Exploitation (CAGE): Provides Forecaster-In-The-Loop (FITL) expertise to global cloud analyses and forecasts. These products are used by the intelligence community to optimize
intelligence collection.

Weather for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (WISR): Provides mission-tailored environmental analyses and forecasts in support of resource allocation, situational awareness and mission optimization for the DoD and intelligence community operations.

Volcanic Ash Surveillance and Analysis: As the DoD center for airborne
volcanic ash advisories, WXI is the only agency to monitor volcanoes
worldwide, generating more than 4,000 bulletins per year. Tailored satellite imagery, ash plume forecast graphics and text bulletins are distributed electronically to serve DoD users. Near real-time airborne ash products and hypothetical model forecasts provide vital information needed to mitigate threats to flight safety and airfield operations. Additionally, the team is the primary back-up to the Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (W-VAAC) and is capable of performing seamless backup procedures at a moment's notice.

Global Snow Analysis: WXI provides FITL expertise to tune the accuracy of
AFWA's Global Snow Depth Model (SNODEP). The accuracy of SNODEP output is critical to many AFWA numerical weather prediction systems, DoD and intelligence community users. Ground forces abroad use this information for transport and trafficability planning in order to complete their missions safely.


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109 Washington Square, Suite 221
Offutt Air Force Base, NE
68113
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DSN: 272-3663
E-mail: afwapa@offutt.af.mil





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