RADAP II (DSI-9798)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00246
Abstract: RADAP II is historical digital data set DSI-9798, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). In 1971, the National Weather Service (NWS) began The Digitized Radar Experiment (D/RADEX) to improve the operational use of radar data through computer processing. The primary purpose of D/RADEX was to demonstrate the utility of digital reflectivity data in weather forecasting operations; ... D-RADEX was programmed for automatic preparation of low level reflectivity and rainfall accumulation products. The early stages of D/RADEX involved four sites: Kansas City, MO; Oklahoma City, OK; Fort Worth, TX; and Monett, MO. Through its lifetime, many advanced meteorological and hydrological products were developed under D/RADEX including echo tops, vertically integrated liquid water content, severe weather probability, storm structure, and rainfall accumulation. In 1983, positive evaluation of the results of D/RADEX resulted in transferring the system to quasi-operational status and renaming it Radar Data Processor, version II (RADAP II). Data were collected from nine stations: Amarillo, TX, Wichita, KS, Charleston, WV, Garden City, KS, Limon, CO, Oklahoma city, OK, Pittsburgh, PA, Ruskin, FL and Monett, MO. The period of record began with April, 1985 data. The major data variables that make up this file are: station identification and time, elevation angle, range interval, merge data, elevation, type observation, rotational direction of original input data, ap indicator, snow indicator, number of data values, and number, mean, and standard deviation of non-zero DVIP values. This data file was collected and processed by the Oklahoma climatological survey of Norman, Oklahoma.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: RADAP II (DSI-9798)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1985-01-01Stop Date: 1992-09-22
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > STATION HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID WATER EQUIVALENT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR REFLECTIVITY
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: In theory, the quality of data is better in this file than the previous models.
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
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Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20