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DATA SOURCES / PROGRAMS / MODULES / NAMELIST / ERRORS / FUTURE PLANS / TERMS OF USE

Overview

The program in this directory takes satellite wind data from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center, and converts it into DART format observation sequence files, for use in assimilating with the DART filter program.


DATA SOURCES

The Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at University of Wisconsin-Madison has an online data center with both real-time and archival weather satellite data.

The last 2 day's worth of data is available from ftp://cyclone.ssec.wisc.edu/pub/fnoc.

There is a second satellite wind DART converter in the MADIS directory which converts wind observations which originate from NESDIS. The data from this converter is processed at the SSEC and the observations will be different from the ones distributed by MADIS.


PROGRAMS

Conversion program convert_ssec_satwnd converts the ascii data in the input files into a DART observation sequence file. Go into the work directory and run the quickbuild.csh script to compile the necessary files.

The program reads standard input for the data time range, which types of observations to convert, and then, if quality control information is found in the input file, what type of quality control algorithm to use when deciding whether the observation is of good quality or not. See the references below.


REFERENCES


KNOWN BUGS

none


FUTURE PLANS

none


Terms of Use

DART software - Copyright 2004 - 2013 UCAR.
This open source software is provided by UCAR, "as is",
without charge, subject to all terms of use at
http://www.image.ucar.edu/DAReS/DART/DART_download

Contact: DART core group
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