14,400/4,800 bit s–1; 2- and 4-wire (maximum: 28 lines)


Color, with split-screen and zoom features


storage Up to two 40-GB disks


National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

National archive for NEXRAD data and other meteorological and climatological data.

Level II archive

Network interface located at the RPG. Digital base data are output from the Base Data Dissemination System (BDDS), which includes base reflectivity, mean radial velocity, and spectrum width. Data are sent electronically to the NCDC for permanent storage. (Completed nationwide in September 2004)

Level III archive

Interface is located at the RPG. A set of predetermined products defined in FMH-11 Part A is sent electronically to NCDC for permanent storage. (Completed nationwide in September 2004)

National Weather Radar Network

Consists of WSR-88D sites dispersed throughout the conterminous United States (CONUS) plus Department of Defense sites or non-CONUS Department of Transportation sites.

The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement