92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012: 4:15 PM
Providing Widespread End-User Access to Gridded Data of Severe Weather Events Via the NSSL OnDemand Verification System
Room 356 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Kevin L. Manross, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and S. Cobb, T. Smith, G. J. Stumpf, V. Lakshmanan, and K. D. Hondl

The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory has developed and refined numerous multi-radar / multi-sensor products using its Weather Decision Support System Integrated Information. Over the years a number of products have shown considerable utility to researchers and operational forecasters. In an attempt to provide the research and operational community a simple and easy way to access these data, NSSL developed the NSSL OnDemand Verification System. This system, which is primarily focused on providing radar derived storm rotation and hail products as user-defined geospatial overlays, is now used by other disaster response personnel such as emergency managers and the American Red Cross. This paper will detail the general overview of the system, the utility of the products, and the growing user group.

Supplementary URL: http://ondemand.nssl.noaa.gov/