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Radar Data Processing for Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation Radar Data Assimilation

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Technical Report,01 Jan 2018,30 Sep 2019

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CCDC Army Research Laboratory White Sands Missile Range United States

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The CCDC Army Research Laboratory ARL has developed and tested a software tool named radx2bufr. This tool fills a gap in ARLs capability of converting Universal Format radar reflectivity data into BUFR Binary Universal Form for the Representation of meteorological data so that Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation radar data assimilation can be applied to Weather Running Estimate Nowcast WRE-N, ARLs own nowcasting model based on the Weather Research and Forecasting model. The capability of assimilating radar reflectivity data into WRE-N greatly improved WRE-Ns storm forecasting skills, especially from the first to a few hours. The successful development, implementation, and testing of this software tool plays a key role in enhancing ARLs nowcasting capabilities for Army system and operations.

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  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Meteorology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Meteorology

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