CASA WX is a multi-sector partnership among academia, industry and government that is creating a new model for weather observation based on low cost, closely spaced networks of X-band radar for improving warning and response. This new hazard warning system increases public safety and economic benefits, and provides more accurate warnings by updating every minute.
This innovative network provides real-time, detailed mapping of events in the lower atmosphere that falls below conventional radar coverage – storms, winds, rain, hail, and the flow of airborne hazards. The comprehensive weather data and resulting enhances prediction capabilities will allow leaders and decision makers in both the public and private sectors to make more informed weather-related decisions relating to daily activities. Impacts could affect school closing, emergency response staging, damage reporting, citizen warnings, air traffic control, transportation asset protection, and numerous other weather based actions.