Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) Locations

Metadata Updated: September 17, 2015

This geospatial rendering of weather radar sites gives access to an historical archive of Terminal Doppler Weather Radar data and is used primarily for research purposes. The archived data includes base data and derived products of the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Surveillance Radar 88 Doppler (WSR-88D) next generation (NEXRAD) weather radar. Weather radar detects the three meteorological base data quantities: reflectivity, mean radial velocity, and spectrum width. From these quantities, computer processing generates numerous meteorological analysis products for forecasts, archiving and dissemination. There are 159 operational NEXRAD radar systems deployed throughout the United States and at selected overseas locations. At the Radar Operations Center (ROC) in Norman OK, personnel from the NWS, Air Force, Navy, and FAA use this distributed weather radar system to collect the data needed to warn of impending severe weather and possible flash floods; support air traffic safety and assist in the management of air traffic flow control; facilitate resource protection at military bases; and optimize the management of water, agriculture, forest, and snow removal. This data set is jointly owned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, and Department of Defense.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons Attribution

Downloads & Resources

References

http://www.roc.noaa.gov/ssb/cm/icd_downloads.asp

Dates

Metadata Created Date May 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 17, 2015

Metadata Source

Harvested from Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 17, 2015
Publisher National Weather Service, Department of Commerce
Unique Identifier DOC-4
Maintainer
Stephen Del Greco
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 006:48
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Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Quality True
Data Dictionary http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/radar/radarproducts.html
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Harvest Source Title Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source
Data First Published 1991
License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Data Last Modified 1995
Program Code 006:070
Related Documents http://www.roc.noaa.gov/ssb/cm/icd_downloads.asp
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 94e57fb2b9027723de4479924c9a23b0a18d23e2
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial U.S., Puerto Rico, South Korea

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