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20041006: NEXRAD station elevations in McIDAS STNLIST (cont.)



>From: McIDAS Help Desk <address@hidden>
>Organization: SSEC
>Keywords: 200410061525.i96FOxUF010647 McIDAS STNDB NEXRAD elevations

Hi Becky,

re: constant 1.26 ratio

>Good catch! I talked to Todd, who is the one responsible for creating
>the STNDB.CORE file. He looked into it, and we get our elevation
>information from the NWS. Of course, we get the elevation in feet and
>convert it to meters. Whoever wrote the script had put an error
>in the conversion equation. It was multiplying the elevation by .3848,
>instead of by .3048.

Ah Ha, and .3848/.3048 = 1.26! :-)

>Todd is redoing the station database now with the
>correct conversion.

Super!

>Let me know if you need the new STNDB.CORE file, or if you can wait
>until a future fastrack.

I would like to have it sooner rather than later since I have been
planning a addendum for Unidata McIDAS users.

>Thanks; See you in a couple weeks (for the IDV seminar).

See you in Boulder soon!

Cheers,

Tom
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