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This page provides easy access to WDTB's online or VISITview training modules. Click on the appropriate link below to access the module.

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Module Access

Access individual modules or web pages at the links below:

RDA Updates

  1. RDA/RPG Build 14.0 Web page (deployed Spring 2014).
    1. Initial System Differential Phase (IDSP)
    2. Radial by Radial (RxR) Noise Estimation
    3. Coherency Based Thresholding (CBT)
    4. 8 Hour Performance Check Countdown
    5. Supplemental Adaptive Intra-Volume Low-Level Scan (SAILS)
    6. Update to the Automated Volume Scan Evaluation and Termination (AVSET) Algorithm
    7. Storm-Based Auto PRF
    8. Auto PRF for SZ-2 VCPs
    9. 2D-Velocity Dealiasing Algorithm Adjustments
    10. Dual-Pol RPG Algorithm Adjustments
  2. RDA/RPG Build 13.1 Web page (deployed Winter 2013).
    1. Adjustments to the RPG dual-polarization algorithms
    2. The Two Dimensional Velocity Dealiasing Algorithm (2D-VDA)
  3. RDA/RPG Build 13.0 Web page (deployed Summer 2012).
    1. Clutter Mitigation Decision (CMD) & Automated Volume Scan Evaluation and Termination (AVSET) updated
    2. New method for computing Spectrum Width data
  4. RDA/RPG Build 11.0 Web page (deployed Spring 2009).
    1. Clutter Mitigation Decision (CMD) algorithm
    2. Addressing false RDA alarms when switching to/from VCP 31
  5. RDA/RPG Build 10.0 Web page (deployed Spring 2008).
    1. Bypass Map generation default values changed
    2. Changes to clutter censoring settings
    3. Maximum number of clutter regions increased
    4. RDA HCI changes
  6. RDA/RPG Build 9.0 Web page (deployed Summer 2007).
    Impacts at RDA:
    1. Change to Gaussian Model Adaptive Processing (GMAP) Seed Width Value
    2. Increase in Clutter Filtering Elevation Segments
    3. Sachidananda-Zrnic (SZ)-2 Algorithm
    4. Change to First Displayable Range Bin

RPG Updates

  1. RDA/RPG Build 14.0 Web page (deployed Spring 2014).
    1. Initial System Differential Phase (IDSP)
    2. Radial by Radial (RxR) Noise Estimation
    3. Coherency Based Thresholding (CBT)
    4. 8 Hour Performance Check Countdown
    5. Supplemental Adaptive Intra-Volume Low-Level Scan (SAILS)
    6. Update to the Automated Volume Scan Evaluation and Termination (AVSET) Algorithm
    7. Storm-Based Auto PRF
    8. Auto PRF for SZ-2 VCPs
    9. 2D-Velocity Dealiasing Algorithm Adjustments
    10. Dual-Pol RPG Algorithm Adjustments
  2. RDA/RPG Build 13.1 Web page (deployed Winter 2013).
    1. Adjustments to the RPG dual-polarization algorithms
    2. The Two Dimensional Velocity Dealiasing Algorithm (2D-VDA)
  3. RDA/RPG Build 13.0 Web page (deployed Summer 2012)
    1. Adjustments to dual-polarization RPG algorithms
    2. Clutter Mitigation Decision (CMD) & Automated Volume Scan Evaluation and Termination (AVSET) algorithms will be unavailable (unless your radar has been upgraded to dual-pol)
    3. Enhanced VAD Wind Profile
  4. RPG Build 12.3 Web page (deployed Fall 2011)
    1. New RPG Status Message
    2. Automated Volume Scan Evaluation and Termination (AVSET)
  5. RPG Build 12.0 Web page (deployed Summer 2010)
    1. Changes in anticipation for dual-polarization upgrade
    2. Legacy Mesocyclone algorithm and products removed
    3. MDA to ingest Super Res base data
    4. 8-bit Spectrum Width products available for all elevations
  6. RDA/RPG Build 11.0 Web page (deployed Spring 2009).
    1. Clutter Mitigation Decision (CMD) algorithm
    2. Improvements to the Mesocyclone Detection Algorithm (MDA)
    3. Removal of rarely used products
    4. VAD slant range parameter reset to default value of 30 km
  7. RDA/RPG Build 10.0 Web page (deployed Spring 2008).
    1. Super Resolution base data and products
    2. Recombination Algorithm
    3. Numerous RPG HCI changes
    4. Enhanced version of VCP 121
    5. Bias Value Source added to PPS products
    6. Threshold number of gage radar pairs URC editable
  8. RDA/RPG Build 9.0 Web page (deployed Summer 2007).
    1. RPG Refresh
    2. RPG Human Computer Interface (HCI) Window Changes
    3. RPG Impacts of Increase in Clutter Filtering Elevation Segments at the RDA
    4. Using the SZ-2 Volume Coverage Patterns (VCP)s
    5. RPG Ingest of Environmental Data from AWIPS
    6. Changes to Mesocyclone Detection Algorithm (MDA)
    7. Snow Accumulation Algorithm (SAA) Adaptable Parameter Changes
    8. Machine Intelligent Gust Front Algorithm (MIGFA)
    9. Generation of Cross Sections in VCP 121
    10. VCP Change or Download Anytime During a Volume Scan
    11. Fix to 1o Radial on Rain and Snow Products

AWIPS Updates

  1. Operational Build 9.0 (Feb 2009)
    1. AWIPS Hydro Training
      • High Resolution Precipitation Nowcaster
      • FFMP
      • FFMP Adjusted Flash Flood Guidance
      • Incorporating HPN into Flash Flood Decision Making
    2. Feature Following Zoom
    3. Panel Combo Rotate and All Panel Sample
    4. TDWR in FSI
    5. ARSR-4 Radar
    6. ASR-11 Radar
  2. Operational Build 8.3 (July 2008)
    1. FFMP-Advanced
    2. High-Resolution Precipitation Estimator
    3. Four-Dimensional Stormcell Investigator Changes (FSI)
    4. Integrated Radar Sampling
  3. Operational Build 8.2 (Dec. 2007) Training
    1. Four Dimensional Storm-Cell Investigator (FSI)
    2. Estimated Actual Velocity Tool (EAV)
  4. Operational Build 8.1 (July 2007) Training
    1. Storm-Based Warnings

TDWR Updates

  1. SPG Build 3 (Deployed April 2008).

WSR-88D Related Papers

Access a variety of operational, radar-related documents below:

  1. WSR-88D Tropical Cyclone Operations Plan
  2. WSR-88D Clutter Suppression and Its Impact On Meteorological Data Interpretation
  3. An Introduction to WSR-88D Clutter Suppression, and Some Tips for Effective Suppression Utilization
  4. An Operational Guide to WSR-88D Reflectivity Data Quality Assurance
  5. Operational Impacts of Software Note 26 - Change Lowest Boundary Level Parameter For Layered Products
  6. Documentation on WSR-88D Ghost Echoes

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