Re: NIDS data distribution

Hi Jerry,

Here's a note received from NWS today.

Linda

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REQUEST NO. RADAR.7

LINDA,

THE PLAN IS TO REMOVE THE ENCRYPTION OF THE NOAAPORT RADAR PRODUCTS NO LATER
THAN JANUARY 10, 2001.  THE URL ADDRESS FOR THE RADAR WEB PAGE IS AS FOLLOWS:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oso/rpccds.html

CLICK ON NOAAPORT PRODUCTS.  ALSO SEE THE FOS/NOAAPORT NOTICE BELOW.

NOUS40KWBC 061549
FOS/NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 1822          NOVEMBER 6... 2000

ATTENTION  FAMILY OF SERVICES SUBSCRIBERS/NOAAPORT USERS

SUBJECT       COMPRESSED TEST RADAR PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE
                        ON NOAAPORT

THIS IS A FOLLOW UP TO FOS/NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 1708
DATED JUNE 15... 2000.

AFTER THE JANUARY 1... 2001 TERMINATION OF THE NEXRAD
INFORMATION DISSEMINATION SERVICE /NIDS/ AGREEMENT...
THE NWS WILL BEGIN BROADCASTING RADAR PRODUCTS OVER
NOAAPORT WITHOUT DATA ENCRYPTION AND IN A COMPRESSED
FORMAT /COMPRESSION FORMAT DETAILS BELOW/.  TO ALLOW
NOAAPORT USERS TO PREPARE AND TEST THEIR SYSTEMS FOR
THIS CHANGE... NWS HAS BEGUN BROADCASTING OVER NOAAPORT
THE FOLLOWING SIX WSR-88D PRODUCTS FOR LA CROSSE...
WISCONSIN /ARX/ IN THE UNENCRYPTED... COMPRESSED FORMAT

NEXRAD         WMO HEADER          PRODUCT
HEADER
19/R                 SDUS53 KARX         BASE REFLECTIVITY - 124 NMI
                                                            RANGE
                         N0RARX                    /LOWEST ELEVATION ANGLE/
27/V                 SDUS53 KARX         BASE RADIAL VELOCITY - 124 NMI
                                                            RANGE
                         N0VARX                   /LOWEST ELEVATION ANGLE/
37/CR               SDUS53 KARX         COMPOSITE REFLECTIVITY - 16
                                                             LEVELS...
                         NCRARX                   124 NMI RANGE
56/SRM            SDUS53 KARX         STORM RELATIVE MEAN RADIAL
                                                            VELOCITY
                         N0SARX                    /LOWEST ELEVATION ANGLE/
57/VIL             SDUS53 KARX         VERTICAL INTEGRATED LIQUID
                         NVLARX
80/STP             SDUS53 KARX         SURFACE RAINFALL ACCUMULATION-
                         NTPARX                   STORM TOTAL

THE RADAR PRODUCT COMPRESSION ALGORITHM USED IS BASED
ON THE ZLIB COMPRESSION LIBRARIES.  THESE LIBRARIES AND
DESCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS

FTP/COLON///FTP.FREESOFTWARE.COM/PUB/INFOZIP/ZLIB

A DOCUMENT DESCRIBING THE RADAR PRODUCT COMPRESSION
APPROACH IS  ACCESSIBLE UNDER THE WHAT S NEW HEADING
ON THE NOAAPORT HOME PAGE... ADDRESS

HTTP/COLON///WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/NOAAPORT/HTML/NOAAPORT.SHTML

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

MR. MICHAEL CARELLI... NWS NIDS ADMINISTRATOR
AT 301-713-1724  EXT. 184
OR EMAIL MICHAEL.CARELLI/AT SYMBOL/NOAA.GOV
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JULIE
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