CONDUIT and Level II Data Distribution: Leveraging that Works for Collaborative Projects
Meeting the challenges presented by CONDUIT (Cooperative Opportunity for NCEP Data Using IDD Technology), the LDM-IDD is distributing high-resolution model data sets not currently available through NOAAPORT. Through the cooperation of NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) and National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and several institutions willing to be test sites initially, the data are now flowing to 71 sites at 46 unique domains.
The WSR-88D Level II data distribution began as the Collaborative Radar Acquisition Field Test (CRAFT) with several collaborators (University of Oklahoma, NSSL, University of Washington, et al) interested in accessing and using Level II data from the radars. Through stakeholder cooperation, a combination of leveraging technology and creative partners forming useful collaborations, the technology was transferred to the National Weather Service in 2004, and the data are now available to the broad community of users.
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