2ObjectivesIntroduce you to the AHAS system specifically for use in Alaska.Objective
3Overview Radar coverage in Alaska Current Conditions (current hour query)Historical ConditionsMap optionGoogle Earth optionGoogle Earth API optionOverview
4Radar Coverage routes and airfields Most routes and airfields are outside the NEXRADs 64 nautical mile radius for good bird detectionAreas that are outside of the 64 nm radius but within 133 nm will have a risk based on the nearest area within the 64 nm radiusAreas outside of the 133 nm radius of the radar will have a risk based solely on the BAM.
5Radar Coverage MOAS and ranges Most of the MOAs and ranges are beyond the 64nm radiusMOAs and ranges that have a portion of their area within 64nm will have a risk based on the area that is within 64nm.Areas outside of a 133 nm radius of the radar will have a risk based solely on the BAM.Most MOAs will have BAM risk only
6AHAS web pageThe AHAS web page is at Tabs at the top provide useful information.AHAS now allows you to select Alert Areas and unit-specific Web Pages, if availableTo request a unit specific page, contact the USAF BASH TeamYou can also select output typeAHAS web page tabsAlert AreasUnit specific pagesSelect output as a table, map, or with Google Earth
7Table Output Current Risk Search Criteria: Current hour in Zulu(1), Elmendorf AFB (2,3), output choice (4)For Alaska the current risk(5) is always based on NEXRAD data(6)There are currently no soaring or migration models for Alaska so there is never a Height(7)The table will automatically update every six minutes based on the current hour1256734
8Table Output Historical data Search Criteria: future hour in Zulu(1), Elmendorf AFB (2,3), output choice (4)For Alaska, any hour that is not the current hour will result in a risk(5) based on BAM data(6)There are currently no soaring or migration models for AlaskaThe table will automatically update every six minutes based on the current hour126534
9Map OutputSearch Criteria: Current biweek(1) and time period(2) for Elmendorf AFB(3)Must refresh map after adding layers or changing biweek, time period or flying area(4)Change BAM layer by advancing by biweek or time period(5)Must refresh map after selecting legend choices or identify tools before they appear on map(6)123456
10Google Earth Output (available only on Google Earth enabled computers) Google Earth Enterprise Client Version 4.x is certified for use “with conditions” on the Air Force Global Information Grid, based on the due diligence checks validated by AFCA/EVSN as reported in the Commercial off the Shelf Risk Assessment dated 7 Jul 07.Only a United States Government (USG) controlled Google Earth Server can be used. The user has to obtain the Google Earth Enterprise Client software from the administrators of the USG controlled Google Earth server.The decision to allow users to connect to non-secure servers, and to block or allow automatic updates should be made by Information Assurance Manager for the enclave the product is being used within.
11Google Earth Output (available only on Google Earth enabled computers) Google Earth output is not available for unit-specific pages and Alert AreasIf you select this output, risk will be based on current AHAS readingsAutomatically updates every six minutes based on current AHAS riskColor defines warning levelGreen = LowYellow = ModerateRed = Severe
12Google Earth API (still in development, available soon) Same as Google Earth output embedded in AHAS web pageProvides many of the same layer options as the Map output.Provides options not available in Map outputDoes not require the Google earth program, but does require a downloaded Google earth plug inLayers appear when checkbox is checked without clicking refreshPoints or polygons from any layer can be identified without selecting radio button and clicking refreshRefresh button is used to change flying area, biweek, or time period
13Google Earth API (still in development, available soon) Sectional charts available as a layerSun rise layer also availableTerminal area charts available for a limited number of areasFlyway charts available for a limited number of areas
14Google Earth API (still in development, available soon) Transparent BAM layer