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(21) The discussion of the traditional weather production cycle and historical limitations on computing power and communications bandwidth also justified the necessity to centralize many high-visibility functions at the old AFGWC. (22) Given today's resource-constrained environment and the aforementioned advances in computing power, visualization, and satellite communications, this historical analogue can no longer be maintained, even if it is consistent with the strategic weather definition outlined in this paper.
The author provides an interesting account of how several high-visibility missions were eventually consolidated at Air Force Global Weather Central (AFGWC).
Fuller gives a good historical account of how computational costs influenced the centralization of computer forecasting functions at AFGWC.