Hello David, Yes, this should all be quite do-able.. I have one main question: Are you running GEMPAK? and if not, are you willing to load? This would allow you the easiest method of generating "AWIPS-like" imagery. I have attached a sample .gif of a N0R tilt from FTG (the front range radar) generated via GEMPAK.. There is no Boulder radar...but Pueblo,Cheyenne, and Goodland exist..Boulder uses FTG. Let me know if this is close to what you have in mind. Many features that are available (streets, cities, counties, rivers) are not all included in this image, but is user configurable. Also, since it goes first to postscript the background is white, the default for the comp screen is a black background.. This will allow me some info on how best to proceed with getting you the data in a useable format.. Thank you, -Jeff ____________________________ _____________________ Jeff Weber address@hidden Unidata Support PH:303-497-8676 COMET Case Study Library FX:303-497-8690 University Corp for Atmospheric Research 3300 Mitchell Ln http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/jweber Boulder,Co 80307-3000 ________________________________________ ______________________ > > Rob, > > I was given your name by Bob Lipschutz at FSL. I am with ETL in NOAA. We have > a > project with the Boulder, Pueblo and Goodland NWS offices to use Infrasound to > detect tornados for the 2003 severe storm season. There will be an infrasound > detection system at each site (BAO tower for Boulder). The idea is to have the > local Nexrad 0.5 deg plot with county/state boarders and the direction from > the > infrasound site to detected sounds overlaid. These plots will be available at > the three NWS sites via the Web. The plots will be evaluated to see if they > can > help in detection of tornados when they are still in the early stages of > forming > and hence have a longer forecast time. > > I worked with Bob to get Level 3 Nexrad data from FSL, but found out that FSL > uses Level 2 data and just has some Level 3 data. I have looked at the Unidata > site on "How to get NOAAPORT NEXRAD data via LDM" and on pages about the types > of products available. I think I would like to get the PNG images of the 0.5 > deg > reflectivity for each of the three sites. The image needs to 'look like' what > a > forecaster sees on the AWIPS screen, so that there is no mental 'translation' > of > the images seen on the two screens. > > However, if you suggest getting the data itself and doing our own plots so > that > we have more flexibility in generating an 'AWIPS' like plot, can you point me > to > a decoder to read the data and any code (C, Java, IDL) that would generate the > needed plot? > > In either case can you point me in the direction of the person I should > contact > to get the Level 3 Nexrad data sent to us via LDM? The computer is: > > Name: brainiac.etl.noaa.gov > Address: 18.104.22.168 > > This computer is currently receiving GOES data via LDM from FSL. Because of > security, our network admin would need the IP address of the server so the > router and TCP/IP wrappers can be configured correctly. Also, it would be > helpful if the ldmd.conf request line and the pqact.conf action line could be > supplied. We would want stations are KBOU, KPUB, KGLD, and KCYS. > > Thanks for your time and help. > > -- > David C. Welsh > US DoC, NOAA MC R/ET > 325 Broadway > > O (303) 497-6510 F (303) 497-6978 > http://www.etl.noaa.gov >
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