GridRad - Three-Dimensional Gridded NEXRAD WSR-88D Radar Data

The GridRad data set consists of radar reflectivity data and radar coverage information from 125 U.S. NEXRAD WSR-88D radars merged onto a regular, three-dimensional, longitude-latitude-altitude grid at hourly analysis intervals. Each analysis uses all available radar azimuth scans within a specified time window centered on the analysis time. The size of the time window is given in the files as a global attribute. The data include weighted average radar reflectivity from multiple observations, averaging weights, number of azimuth scans (elevation angles) observing each volume, and the number of azimuth scans (elevation angles) with echo in each volume.

Following conventional nomenclature, the NEXRAD volume scan files are referred to as Level 2 data, while this gridded data are referred to as Level 3 data.

Additional information is available at GridRad.org [http://GridRad.org].

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Chi-Fan Shih
    chifan@ucar.edu
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1995-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2017-12-31T23:00:00Z

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1995-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2017-12-31T23:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 49
Bounding Box South Lat 25
Bounding Box West Long -115
Bounding Box East Long -69
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution 0.02 degree
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : The home site of GridRad data with additional information

Additional Information N/A
Asset Size 3517263 MB
Legal Constraints

Use of this dataset is subject to UCAR's Terms of Use, except that commercial use is generally not prohibited.


Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A
Resource Support Name Chi-Fan Shih
Resource Support Email chifan@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive
Author Bowman, Kenneth P.
Homeyer, Cameron R.
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2017-07-12
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6NK3CR7
Alternate Identifier ds841.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2019-12-10T03:05:01-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds841.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Bowman, Kenneth P., Homeyer, Cameron R.. (2017). GridRad - Three-Dimensional Gridded NEXRAD WSR-88D Radar Data. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6NK3CR7. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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