CSS-Wx Web Services

Common Support Services-Weather (CSS-Wx) makes weather data accessible through a set of common support services and broadly adopted data access and format standards from the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The services provide a mature basis for communicating time dependent, geo-referenced weather information.

Web Coverage Service

  • Disseminates gridded weather products in NetCDF4 format
  • Filters and transforms large gridded data sets such as weather radar and satellite mosaics, upper level winds, and icing and turbulence forecasts

Web Feature Service

  • Disseminates non-gridded weather products in the ICAO Weather Information Exchange Model and United States Weather Exchange XML formats
  • Filters and transforms non-gridded data sets such as lightning, storm cell information, and terminal aerodrome forecasts

Web Map Service

  • Disseminates weather product imagery in various formats, for example, JPEG, PNG, and GIF
  • Renders digital weather data as single large image
  • Enables weather product consumption by modernized displays and mobile applications
  • Permits geographical overlay of information from multiple domains
Last updated: Thursday, July 21, 2022