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Warning Decision Training Division

Office of Chief Learning Officer

RDA/RPG Build 15.0 Training

Introduction

The Warning Decision Training Division has developed operator training to support the Radar Data Acquisition Unit/Radar Product Generator (RDA/RPG) Build 15.0 deployment. This build is primarily a RDA hardware update, but there are some changes at the RPG which have operational relevance, including:

  • Dual-Pol Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) updates:
    • Choice of tropical or continental R(Z,ZDR) equation with Unit Radar Committee (URC) control,
    • R(Z) multipliers editable with Radar Operations Center (ROC) and URC control, and
    • Change in QPE logic defining the top of the melting layer; and
  • RPG estimated Initial System Differential Phrase (ISDP) process.

The operator training for RDA/RPG Build 15.0 includes an on-line Articulate module and a document.

Presentation

To view the on-line presentation, use the links below. You have the option of launching the presentation directly from our web site or downloading a copy for local viewing.

Launch Web Version | LMS Version | Download Local Copy

Document

WDTD has created a training document (2.1 MB PDF) for the Build 15 deployment. If you want a hard copy, please download the PDF file and print the document locally.

Feedback

WDTD welcomes your feedback on how well this training supported your understanding of the operational changes with RDA/RPG Build 15.0. Please send us your comments! Thanks!