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Science and Technology Seminar

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WSR-88D Super-Resolution

Mike Istok

Systems Engineering Center

Office of Science and Technology

Super-Resolution WSR-88D will provide data with a sample size of ¼ km by ½ degree, and increase the range of Doppler data to 300 km from the current 230 km. National Severe Storms Laboratory has quantified the potential benefits for tornado detection: 1) 50% greater range of detection of tornado signatures, and 2) 15% to 20% stronger rotational shear measurements.

Super Resolution is implemented with WSR-88D Build 10 RDA and RPG software which begins beta testing on March 4, 2008 at Paducah, KY and with AWIPS OB8.2 which began deploying in January 2008. The functional enhancement consists of new super-resolution base products for reflectivity, velocity, and spectrum width for the lowest elevation angles.

This seminar will describe the super-resolution data generation process, show examples of super-resolution products, and identify impacts to systems which process WSR-88D Level 2 Data and Level 3 products.


March 05, 2008

2:00-3:00 P.M., E.T.

SSMC#2, Room 2358

WSR-88D Super-Resolution Imagery

(Contact: Bob Glahn at (310) 713-1768)

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