Digital Atmosphere is a powerful weather forecasting program that allows
you to create detailed maps of real-time weather for anywhere in the world.
It makes extensive use of techniques and algorithms that are comparable
and in some cases superior to the National Weather Service's multimillion-dollar computers.
It runs on any Windows system,
and uses free data from government and university sources on the Internet.
Digital Atmosphere imports and displays land synoptic (WMO FM 12 SYNOP),
ship synoptic (WMO FM 13 SHIP),
METAR (WMO FM 15 METAR),
buoy (WMO FM 18 BUOY),
upper air (WMO FM 35 TEMP),
aircraft data report (ACARS) (WMO FM 42 AMDAR),
NMC frontal depiction transmission format (ASUS1 KWBC),
gridded binary (GRIB) (WMO FM 92-IX),
NEXRAD Level III (ICD 2620001) WSR-88D NEXRAD format,
Australian AXF comma-delimited observational data and similar formats,
NHC Hurricane Warning bulletins,
any weather agency's radar images available on the web (JPG or non-animated GIF; configuration may be required),