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20050322: 20050321: DPA Availability through NNEXRAD (fwd)



David,

To clarify, the DPA and RCM products from the Level III radar products
represent grid values, whereas the other products are mostly radial or 
raster format images.

The DPA format is described in the Level III documentation.

Steve Chiswell
Unidata User Support



>From: "David R. Legates" <address@hidden>
>Organization: UCAR/Unidata
>Keywords: 200503222125.j2MLPUv2025552

>Thanks.  We'll take a look at it.
>
>Take care,
>
>David
>
>On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Jeff Weber wrote:
>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> Ths URL explains the format of the DPA data:
>>
>> http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:dr2Ra5Cc23sJ:www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hrl/pp
> s/_old/dpa_format.wpd+DPA+radar+product+format&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
>>
>> Hope this helps...
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Jeff
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Jeff Weber                                    address@hidden        :
>> Unidata Program Center                        PH:303-497-8676        :
>> University Corp for Atmospheric Research      3300 Mitchell Ln       :
>> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/jweber      Boulder,Co 80307-3000  :
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, David R. Legates wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Jeff,
>>>
>>>     Thanks for your prompt reply.  I will have our support person (Kenji)
>>> see if we can start downloading the data.
>>>
>>>     If the data are not in the NIDS format, can you point me to a document
>>> that describes its format?
>>>
>>> Thanks very much,
>>>
>>> David
>>>
>>> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, Jeff Weber wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi David,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Apologies, the DPA is NOT on the NNEXRAD feed and is not in NIDS format.
>>>>
>>>> It is in the HDS/HRS feed and the action to decode/file is:
>>>>
>>>> #
>>>> HDS     ^SDUS8. .... ([0-3][0-9])([0-2][0-9])([0-6][0-9]).*/p(DPA)(...)
>>>>        FILE    -close  data/gempak/nexrad/NIDS/\5/\4/\4_(\1:yyyy)(\1:mm)\1
> _\2\3
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Let me know if you need any further clarification..
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>> Jeff
>>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> Jeff Weber                                    address@hidden        :
>>>> Unidata Program Center                        PH:303-497-8676        :
>>>> University Corp for Atmospheric Research      3300 Mitchell Ln       :
>>>> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/jweber      Boulder,Co 80307-3000  :
>>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, David R. Legates wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Dear Jeff,
>>>>>
>>>>>     Thanks for the help.  I don't think we are downloading them and it
>>>>> could be due to the configuration (files attached).  As for viewers, we
>>>>> have our own system to ingest the DPA files and view them, so all we
>>>>> really need are the .581 files.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>>>
>>>>> David
>>>>>
>>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>>> Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:40:46 -0500
>>>>> From: Kenji Matsuura <address@hidden>
>>>>> To: David R. Legates <address@hidden>
>>>>> Subject: Re: 20050321: DPA Availability through NNEXRAD (fwd)
>>>>>
>>>>> Here are ldmd.conf and pqact.conf (He might want to see it).   I do not t
> hink
>>>>> that NEXTRAD in pqact.conf file is working but I am not sure why.
>>>>>
>>>>> Kenji
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
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