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Re: Holes In The Cloud Deck - Smith

From: James Smith <lunartravel.nul>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 12:19:18 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 19:27:47 -0500
Subject: Re: Holes In The Cloud Deck - Smith


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 15:29:03 -0000
>Subject: Re: Holes In The Cloud Deck

<snip>

>At greater distances there are several WSR-88D radars in the
>NEXRAD network with overlapping coverage of the area, but not at
>low altitude, and would only have been able to possibly detect
>the object on its projected upward departure course and/or image
>weather phenomena at these higher levels that might have been
>associated with it or with its passage. Unfortunately once again
>the spatial resolution of these radars is poor, comparable to
>the TDWR out to about 124 nmi (kilometer blocks at larger
>ranges) and with a 5 - 6 minute.

>So the prospect of good weather radar data is not great but I do
>have NEXRAD data files from the nearest radar for times
>bracketing the observation. Unfortunately I haven't got around
>to being able to access them. These are "CMP" files and I
>suspect they are UNIX format (?). If anyone has access to UNIX
>I'd appreciate some help.

I get NEXRAD data files from

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/nexradinv/

and use their java based viewer

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/radar/jnx/index.html
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/radar/jnx/jnv.jnlp




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