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The Power of One Aviation Weather Information Web Portal:
Providing Weather Information for Aviation Needs

Presented By:

Division of Research, Innovation and System Information

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Veterans Affairs
Medal of Honor Hall
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Doug Galarus presented "The Power of One Aviation Weather Information Web Portal: Providing Weather Information for Aviation Needs."

Event Information

Integrating Aviation Automated Weather Observation Systems (AWOS) with Roadside Weather Information Systems (RWIS)

DRISI invited you to discover the benefits of a web portal that combines reports from 2000 weather stations to provide weather information for better aviation related trip planning. Learn about the research, development, and deployment preparation of this user-friendly aviation weather information web portal.

Key Research Benefits:

  • Enhanced pilot knowledge and safety through provision of additional relevant weather information closer to the airport of operation and along a flight path
  • Integrated picture of current and forecast weather conditions which can improve surface transportation for winter maintenance operations
  • Increased coverage by aggregating data from multiple sources
  • Achieved economies of scale through shared costs, responsibilities, and information resulting from aviation and surface transportation partnerships

Doug Galarus
Doug Galarus

Presenter Information

Doug Galarus is a research partner from Montana State University (MSU) with a M.Sc. in Computer Science, M.A.T. in Mathematics Education, and B.A. in Mathematics. He has 24 years of experience in systems engineering, information technology development, testing, implementation, and management. He has extensive experience as the project manager and lead for mobile data communications systems, database-driven web sites, web site design, desktop applications, kiosk development, PDA and Tablet PC-based development, and interactive CD-ROMs. 

Presentation Slides


Webinar Information

Date Presented:
October 21, 2015, Wednesday
Time Presented:
9:00 am - 10:30 am, Pacific Standard Time
  Webcast Recording: Please CLICK HERE to view the webcast recording

For more information, check the Division of Research and Innovation Website or contact Dee Lam at (916) 654-7656.


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