AWOS in Iowa, May 21, 2009

(2009) AWOS in Iowa, May 21, 2009. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) collect and disseminate weather data to various sources for the primary purpose of enhancing the safety of aircraft operations in Iowa’s air transportation system. A network of 41 AWOS systems is maintained by the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT), and strategically located at airports around Iowa to provide both geographic and airport-specific coverage. AWOS enhances aviation safety by providing critical airport weather information to pilots to be used for flight planning and in-flight decision making. The system provides real-time weather observations, including wind, visibility, current weather, sky conditions, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting, and remarks, such as density altitude and local airport conditions.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Aircraft, Aviation, Transportation, Iowa
Subjects: Transportation > Air transportation
Transportation
ID Code: 8948
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2009 17:23
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2009 17:23
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/8948

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