32nd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/31st Conference on Radar Meteorology/Fifth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes

Sunday, 10 August 2003: 4:00 PM
DopplerCastTM: A New Era in Storm Prediction for Broadcast Meteorology
J. William Conway, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and M. D. Eilts, D. Chenevert, and J. Block
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Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) and Meteorlogix have partnered to bring the latest storm prediction technologies into the realm of broadcast meteorology. By significantly enhancing developments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technologiesí Lincoln Laboratory, WDT and Meteorlogix have created DopplerCastTM - a customized system that predicts the movement and future location of radar based convective, stratiform, and winter weather out to one hour in advance to a high degree of accuracy. The DopplerCastTM system ingests NEXRAD radar images from the Meteorlogix meteorological data server and/or the local television station weather radar. Using sophisticated cross-correlation techniques on up to an hour of past images, a forecast of radar echo movement out to one hour in the future at five minute increments is produced. This forecast is displayed in the StormCommanderTM system developed by Meteorlogix, which allows for realtime, street-level display and data manipulation. DopplerCastTM produces anew up to one hour forecast each time a new radar scan is available.

The purpose of this presentation will be to provide further information on this technology, show examples of DopplerCastTM, and provide statistical accuracy information.

*Corresponding author information: J. William Conway Weather Decision Technologies 1818 W Lindsey St, Build D, Suite 208 Norman, OK, 73069 (405) 579-7675, ext 230 (405) 579-7780 (fax) bconway@wdtinc.com

Supplementary URL: http://www.wdtinc.com/