world area forecast center
- A meteorological center designated to prepare and supply upper-air forecasts in digital form on a global basis to regional area forecast centers (ICAO). A contracting state, having accepted the responsibility for providing a WAFC within the framework of the world area forecast system, must arrange for that center to:i. Prepare a global forecast for grid points in digital form for all required levels and in standard format. The forecast must comprise upper-air winds, upper-air temperatures, tropopause heights, and maximum wind speed, direction, and height.ii. Prepare global forecasts of significant weather phenomena.iii. Issue forecasts referred to in (i) and (ii) in digital and/or pictorial form.iv. Prepare and issue amendments to the forecasts.
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