Scientific and Technical Advancement
Greg Thompson, Paddy McCarthy, Frank Hage, and Shelly Knight
Awarding Organization or Entity
For the development of the Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS). ADDS is a Web-based information service that makes sophisticated aviation weather products and associated flight-planning tools available to any on-line user. Through several modest grants, the system grew out of an ad-hoc Web site devoted to aviation weather. ADDS is now being used by major airlines, corporations, the armed services, and private aviators. The manager of meteorology for United Airlines said he could "not recall a more significant advance in the production and delivery of essential aviation products than ADDS."