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NEXRAD National Mosaic Reflectivity
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00509


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Summary
Abstract: NEXRAD National Mosaic Reflectivity Images is a service available at the web site of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The outside user can put in a day of interest as early as January 1, 1995 or as recently as a few days ago and bring up a page listing hourly images for that day. A composite weather radar image from anywhere in the contiguous U.S. can be viewed. Images can be zoomed by clicking on a point on the image by up to 5 times. In addition, the NEXRAD National Mosaic Reflectivity images can be put into motion or animated. NEXRAD National Mosaic Reflectivity images are automatically ingested by NCDC and are provided to us by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: user service

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

Pricing is dependent on customer order specifications. Please contact
NCDC for information on fees and terms for retrieving the Data Set or Product.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Online shopping feature and pricing for this Data Type.


Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION


Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 25.0  E: -65.0  W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: NEXRAD National Mosaic Reflectivity
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
Online Resource: http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/documentlibrary/datasets.html#TD6500


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-04-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Hourly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TORNADOES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD ASYMMETRY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER >CLOUD REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >DOPPLER VELOCITY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR REFLECTIVITY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RETURN POWER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD MASS FLUX    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
NEXRAD >NEXt Generation RADar    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
NEXRAD >NEXt Generation Weather RADar    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The WSR-88D is a very complex system. Program modifications and engineering changes are rather constant features during the phase- in and upgrade processes. Special care must be taken to ensure that illegal configurations do not contaminate any summaries or statistical studies

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: The NEXRAD National Mosaic Reflectivity product is derived from the NEXRAD Level II and III data set (C00345).
PROCESS DATE: Not complete


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


Keywords
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
EARTH SCIENCE > EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
GOSIC
G3OS/


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______DSI-6500,_DSI-7000 ____

Data Center Personnel
Name: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Format: GIF
Fees: Please See Summary


Personnel
NCDC METADATA SERVICES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21


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