NEXRAD Level II (DSI-6500 through DSI-6899) and NEXRAD Level III (DSI-7000)

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Originator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Title: NEXRAD Level II (DSI-6500 through DSI-6899) and NEXRAD Level III (DSI-7000)
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
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Online_Linkage: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/radar/radarresources.html
Description:
Abstract:
NEXRAD Level II and NEXRAD Level III is a series of digital data sets DSI-6500 through DSI-6899, plus DSI-7000, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The Next Generation Weather Radar system (NEXRAD) comprises over 100 Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) sites throughout the United States and selected overseas locations. This system is a joint effort of the United States Departments of Commerce (DOC), Defense (DOD), and Transportation (DOT). The controlling agencies within those departments are, respectively, the National Weather Service (NWS), Air Weather Service (AWS) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Level II data are the three meteorological base data quantities: reflectivity, mean radial velocity, and spectrum width. Level II data are recorded at all NWS and most AWS and FAA WSR-88D sites. From these quantities, computer processing generates numerous meteorological analysis products known as Level III data. Level III products are recorded at most of the sites. In general, non-US sites do not have Level III products, although a few US sites also do not. The data is sent to the NCDC for archiving and dissemination. Data is from June 1991 to present. Significant Level III parameters are: Base reflectivity and velocity at 124 nm and elev. 1; velocity azimuth display (VAD) wind profile; echo tops; vertically integrated liquid; 1-hour precipitation accumulation; storm total precipitation; composite reflectivity at 248 nm, 8-level and 16-level; mean radial velocity at 32 nm; spectrum width and 32 nm, elev. 1 and 123 nm elev. 1; storm structure; signficant weather overlay - hail index, mesocyclone, severe weather probability, storm tracking information, and tornado vortex signature. To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set 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.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19910605
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 126.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 67.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -5.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > STATION HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > MONSOONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TORNADOES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TYPHOONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > TURBULENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > VERTICAL WIND MOTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND SHEAR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER > CLOUD REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > DROPLET SIZE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > HAIL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID WATER EQUIVALENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > FLOODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > DOPPLER VELOCITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR CROSS-SECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR REFLECTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RETURN POWER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND TENDENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: NEXRAD > NEXT GENERATION RADAR
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: NEXRAD > NEXT GENERATION WEATHER RADAR
Theme_Keyword: Mid-latitude
Theme_Keyword: North America
Theme_Keyword: United States Of America
Theme_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Theme_Keyword: Hawaiian Islands
Theme_Keyword: Guam
Theme_Keyword: Kiribati
Theme_Keyword: Azores
Theme_Keyword: Eastern Asia
Theme_Keyword: Korea, Republic
Theme_Keyword: North Pacific Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Caribbean Sea
Theme_Keyword: Gulf Of Mexico
Theme_Keyword: North Atlantic Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Yellow Sea
Theme_Keyword: Gosic
Theme_Keyword: G3os/
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > YELLOW SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > SOUTH KOREA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > AZORES
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > GUAM
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > KIRIBATI
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 1 Hour
Temporal_Keyword: Hourly - < Daily
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
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@noaa.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?WWNEXRAD~Images2
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
NEXRAD National Mosaic Reflectivity Images 1995 to present
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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: Not derived from another source. PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
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Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: ______DSI-6500,_DSI-7000 ____
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Compressed Binary or KML file
Format_Name: ArcIMS
Format_Name: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS) (Level II)
Format_Name: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS) (Level III)
Format_Name: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service (WFS) (Level II)
Format_Name: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service (WFS) (Level III)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/radar/radardata.html
Access_Instructions:
Download Data From NCDC Archive
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/website/ims-nvds/nexrad/
Access_Instructions:
Map / Data Access Sevice
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/wmsconnector/com.esri.wms...
Access_Instructions:
NEXRAD LEVEL III ESRIMAP file
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/wfsconnector/com.esri.wfs...
Access_Instructions:
This is an OGC compliant MapService. The engine used to serve this MapService is ArcIMS
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/wfsconnector/com.esri.wfs...
Access_Instructions:
This is an OGC compliant MapService. The engine used to serve this MapService is ArcIMS
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/radar/radardata.html
Access_Instructions:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/wmsconnector/com.esri.wms...
Access_Instructions:
NEXRAD LEVEL II ESRIMAP file
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nmmrview/fgdc.jsp?id=gov....
Access_Instructions:
View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/radar/radarresources.h...
Access_Instructions:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?WWNEXR...
Access_Instructions:
Fees: Please See Summary
Fees: Please See Summary
Fees: Please See Summary
Fees: Please See Summary
Fees: Please See Summary
Fees: Please See Summary
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071023
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110721
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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