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Warning Decision Training Division

Office of Chief Learning Officer

RDA/RPG Build 16.0 Training

Introduction

The Warning Decision Training Division has developed operator training to support the Radar Data Acquisition Unit/Radar Product Generator (RDA/RPG) Build 16.0 deployment. This build is primarily a RPG hardware update, but there are some changes at the RPG which have operational relevance, including:

  • Supplemental Adaptive Intra-Volume Low-Level Scan (SAILS) updates:
    • RPG HCI main page SAILS cut indicator
    • Dual Pol products generated for SAILS cut
    • Multiple Elevation Scan Option (MESO) SAILS Field Test
  • Last elevation on RPG HCI main page
  • For Dual Pol Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE):
    • Editable multiplier for Dry Snow (DS) below the top of the melting layer
    • Reflectivity threshold for use of R(KDP) with Heavy Rain
    • Maximum precipitation rate editable
    • Digital Accumulation Array (DAA) generated at the top of each hour
  • ZDR bias estimator based on Bragg scatter
  • Automated Microburst Detection Algorithm
  • RPG GUI changes for sites with wideband backup service

The operator training for RDA/RPG Build 16.0 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 16 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 16.0. Please send us your comments! Thanks!