2002 Annual

Tuesday, 15 January 2002: 11:00 AM
Developmental Utilities for the WSR-88D Common Operations and Development Environment
Andrew D. Stern, Mitretek Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA; and T. J. Ganger, S. A. Dobbs, and M. J. Istok
Poster PDF (80.6 kB)
With the deployment of the Open Radar Product Generator (ORPG) and the creation of the WSR-88D Common Operations and Development Environment (CODE), a whole new set of opportunities to expand the science of radar meteorology has begun. CODE is part of the NEXRAD Product Improvement (NPI) Program's initiative to increase the pace of technology infusion into the WSR-88D. CODE includes the ORPG's system services that provide access to the WSR-88D algorithm applications programming interface and internal data sets.

In order to support the creation, validation and integration of new algorithms, the NPI Program is sponsoring the development of a suite of utilities known as CODEview. CODEview contains powerful programs to allow scientists to easily explore and display the contents of the ORPG data stores as intermediate or final products. In addition, there are graphical utilities that allow for the display of the products as they are built. These utilities are free of the constraints of the legacy Principal User Processor (PUP) and allow for creativity at maximum resolution. This paper will discuss the CODEview utilities and how they will play a part in WSR-88D CODE's success and the new paradigm in algorithm development.

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