(Joint Applications Development Environment)
JADE was developed to enable joint development, testing and evaluation of new QPE and short-term QPF science and technology in an open and flexible environment.
- expedite research to operations of new science and technology through the testbed by facilitating testing and evaluation of QPE science for operational implementation in NEXRAD and the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS),
- gain understanding necessary to develop radar and multi-sensor QPE methodologies capable of producing high-resolution all-season, all-region, and all-terrain precipitation estimates, and
- gain understanding necessary to integrate and assess new data sources from in-situ, radar, and satellite observing systems, and methodologies and techniques to improve QPE in support of hydrology and water resources and severe weather monitoring and prediction at the national scale.