221 The University of Utah Local Surface Analysis Tool

Monday, 24 January 2011
Washington State Convention Center
Daniel Tyndall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and J. Horel

A platform independent, variational surface analysis, known as the Local Surface Analysis Tool (LSAT) is presented. LSAT features an easy to use graphical user interface to adjust analysis parameters and is able to take advantage of multiple processor cores through its parallel computing features. The software generates its analyses by assimilating observations downloaded from MesoWest with a 5-km resolution background field acquired from the University of Utah THREDDS server. The user is able to save analyses in NetCDF format or as a comma delimited file.
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