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


Iowa State would be happy to be a top-level node if you are still looking 
for more...


On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Unidata Support wrote:

>>From: Unidata User Support <address@hidden>
>>Organization: Unidata Program Center/UCAR
>>Keywords:  IDD NEXRAD Level II CRAFT
>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:
>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
>Are you willing to help?  Please let us know!
>Thanks in advance...
>Tom Yoksas
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