Creation and Manipulation of Meteorological Products for Mobile Devices
Over the past 5 years, the PAW product suite has expanded to include datasets from local, national and international sources. The primary source of these data is the SSEC Data Center which provides access to its real time archives of global satellite imagery, model fields and conventional observations. Off site data sources include the National Severe Storms Labs (NSSL) and UCAR-Unidata.
Products are routinely produced by a set of automated scripts which collect and render the source data into standardized geographic projections and resolutions. Users can traverse multi-layered image channels to view atmospheric features re-projected to constant perspective. Additional data observations can be plotted over the image data. These graphical overlays illustrate important geo-referenced features/regions and can provide the links to point/area specific products.