WSR-88D CODE: The Common
Operations and Development Environment
Description of CODE
CODE is an algorithm development environment for
the WSR-88D radar. CODE contains the software and
guidance required to create the algorithm
development environment on an Intel PC running Red
Hat Enterprise Workstation Linux.
- CODE provides a 'clone' of a WSR-88D Radar
Product Generator on a workstation which can run
existing and user-created algorithms by
ingesting WSR-88D Archive level 2 data.
- A secondary use of CODE: studying past
weather events by ingesting Level 2 data
obtained from the NCDC Web site and creating
products for analysis.
CODE is Produced in
- National Weather Service Edition
- This is the complete version of CODE.
Distribution is limited to within the
National Weather Service and other U.S.
- Public Edition - This version
of CODE is intended for public release.
Certain proprietary software components
have been removed to permit release
outside the U.S. Government.
Although Red Hat 5 is the official
operating system for ORPG, CentOS 5, which
is free, has been tested for CODE
installation. CODE users can use the
CentOS system if Red Hat 5 is not
available for CODE installation. CentOS
can be downloaded for free from http://www.centos.org/.
See Appendix C for the guidance of
installing CentOS 5.8 in CODE guidance Volume 1.
| CODE B14.1
|| A Public
Edition of CODE based upon the Build
14.1 of the ORPG
| Archive 2 data sets
|| June 27,
|| A sample
data case with SAILS and AVSET enabled
(sails_avset.tar) is available for download
CODE Contact Information
|All inquiries regarding CODE should be
| Mr. Michael
NEXRAD Product Improvement (NPI)
NOAA's National Weather Service