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Re: 20030610: top level IDD relays needed for NEXRAD Level II data


I will be happy to help out with the IDD NEXRAD Level II CRAFT data.
Although I am not totally sure of the timing. Our Abilene link was
supposed to be turned on yesterday (10 June), but UNH had some hardware
problems at their end--so after a year, I'm still waiting. However, I
think that this problem may be resolved shortly (within a week or so).

I would probably set this up initially on "pscwx" until we get our new
systems up and running later this summer. However, I wouldn't keep much
data on "pscwx".

James P. Koermer             E-Mail: address@hidden
Professor of Meteorology     Office Phone: (603)535-2574
Natural Science Department   Office Fax: (603)535-2723
Plymouth State College       WWW: http://vortex.plymouth.edu/
Plymouth, NH 03264

Unidata Support wrote:
> >From: Unidata User Support <address@hidden>
> >Organization: Unidata Program Center/UCAR
> >Keywords:  IDD NEXRAD Level II CRAFT
> Hi,
> As you may know, the NWS will soon begin collecting and distributing
> NEXRAD Level II using the Unidata LDM-6.  The NWS effort is the
> outgrowth of the CRAFT experiment that has and continues to be run by
> the University of Oklahoma (Droegemeier, et. al.).
> Part of the agreement between the NWS and the UPC allows for the
> redistribution of all of the Level II data to interested universities,
> but this distribution will need to be done by the UPC and cooperating
> universities through the IDD.
> Currently, the Level II volume scan data for between 55 to 61 NEXRADs
> is available through the CRAFT IDD feed.  Time series plots of the
> data volume for this feed can be seen in the CRAFT link located in the
> real time statistics page for thelma.ucar.edu:
> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/chiz/rtstats/siteindex.shtml?thelma.ucar.edu
> As you will see when you visit the above web page, the volume of data
> currently peaks at around 140 MB per hour.  When the full complement of
> NEXRAD Level II data is incorporated into the NWS stream (which we will
> still refer to as CRAFT for IDD purposes), the total volume will climb
> to at least two to four times what is currently available.  Moreover,
> the data volume will likely increase by an additional factor of four to
> eight in the future.  For comparison, the full CONDUIT IDD stream peaks
> at between 1.8 and 2.0 GB per hour.
> Since most of you have expressed an interest in the Level II data, and
> since a number of you have indicated some level of interest in playing
> an active role in relaying some or all of the data, we are soliciting
> your help in establishing top level nodes for the NEXRAD Level II
> redistribution.
> Are you willing to help?  Please let us know!
> Thanks in advance...
> Tom Yoksas
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