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Continental Constant Altitude Reflectivity Mosaic

Continental Constant Altitude Reflectivity Mosaic

Short Description

The reflectivity at a constant altitude above mean sea level (MSL).

Subproducts

Continental Constant Altitude Reflectivity Mosiac (MSL)

  • 0.50 km, 00.75 km
  • 1.00 km, 1.25 km, 1.50 km, 1.75 km
  • 2.00 km, 2.25 km, 2.50 km, 2.75 km
  • 3.00 km, 3.25 km, 3.50 km, 3.75 km
  • 4.00 km, 4.50 km
  • 5.00 km, 5.50 km
  • 6.00 km, 6.50 km
  • 7.00 km, 7.50 km
  • 8.00 km, 8.5 km
  • 9.00 km
  • 10.00 km
  • 11.00 km
  • 12.00 km
  • 13.00 km
  • 14.00 km
  • 15.00 km
  • 16.00 km
  • 17.00 km
  • 18.00 km
  • 19.00 km

Primary Users

NWS WFO

Input Sources

3D Reflectivity Cube, with reflectivity data WSR-88D network and Canadian radars

Resolution

Spatial Resolution: 0.01o Latitude (~1.11 km) x 0.01o Longitude (~1.01 km at 25oN and 0.73 km at 49oN)

Temporal Resolution: 2 minutes

Product Creation

At each horizontal 2D grid point, the reflectivity at the specified altitude is determined.

Technical Details

References

Lakshmanan, V., and T. W. Humphrey, 2014: A MapReduce technique to mosaic continental-scale weather radar data in real-time. IEEE J. of Select Topics in Appl. Earth Obs. and Remote Sensing, 7.

Lakshmanan, V., T. Smith, K. Hondl, G. J. Stumpf, and A. Witt, 2006: A real-time, three dimensional, rapidly updating, heterogeneous radar merger technique for reflectivity, velocity and derived products. Wea. Forecasting, 21, 802-823.