The Collaborative Radar Acquisition Field Test
(Updated Tuesday, 24 July 2004)
-------------- HOT NEWS as of Tuesday, 13 April 2004 ----------------
| THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS NAMED THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA AS ONE OF THREE TOP-TIER SITES FOR THE DELIVERY OF NEXRAD LEVEL-II DATA TO INDUSTRY, ACADEMIA AND GOVERNMENT.
OU IS PROVIDING THIS SERVICE VIA A NEW ORGANIZATION KNOWN AS INTEGRATED RADAR DATA SERVICES, OR IRaDS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT http://radarservices.org
CRAFT Data Feed Status Page
Update on Transition from CRAFT to NWS
(Posted 24 July 2004)
-------------- OLD NEWS (Updated 11 February 2004) ----------------
Materials from Meeting to Discuss the National Weather Service plans to collect, distribute, and archive WSR-88D Level II data -- held in Silver Spring, MD. on June 18, 2003
List of Current CRAFT radar sites and WSR-88D sites to be added through FY03 and FY04, the latter representing the NWS operational collection system
Near Real Time WSR-88D Level II (Base) Data Now Available to the Academic Community. For more information click HERE
Near Real Time WSR-88D Data Now Available to the Private Sector Community. For more information click HERE
Click HERE to Learn More About the 2nd Level II Stakeholder's Workshop and to Download the Workshop Report
New Conference Paper on Brand New Level II Data Access Capabilities Offered by the NCDC -- by Dr. Steve DelGreco
New Conference Paper on NEXRAD Level II Data Distribution Plans by Dr. Tim.D. Crum and Co-Authors
Details of Project CRAFT
What is Project CRAFT?
Which Radars Currently are Involved?
Data Feed Status Page
Which Radars will be Added in the Near Future?
Software for Reading and Converting WSR-88D Level II Data
New WSR-88D Data Display System!!
Plans Underway to Begin Adding FAA Radars to Project CRAFT
Unidata CRAFT Home Page
Referencing Project CRAFT in Publications
A journal manuscript on Project CRAFT is currently in preparation (see below). Until it is submitted, the following should be used to reference Project CRAFT, a PDF version of which is available by clicking HERE.
Droegemeier, K.K., K. Kelleher, T. Crum, J.J. Levit, S.A. Del Greco, L. Miller, C. Sinclair, M. Benner, D.W. Fulker, and H. Edmon, 2002: Project CRAFT: A test bed for demonstrating the real time acquisition and archival of WSR-88D Level II data. Preprints, 18th Int. Conf. on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology., 13-17 January, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Orlando, Florida, 136-139.
Other Documentation and Information
Recent Powerpoint Presentations on CRAFT
Presentations and Other Information from the CRAFT Level II Stakeholder's Workshop in Boulder on 14-15 February 2001
DRAFT Journal Manuscript on CRAFT (PDF format)
Setting up a CRAFT Data Ingest Site
Map-Based Real Time Latency Plotter and Tabular Data
Hourly Latencies Updated Every 15 Minutes
(click on "data" link after clicking HERE)
CRAFT is an Internet2/Abilene Initiative
NEXRAD Radar Operations Center
Detailed Site Information for Each NEXRAD Radar
For more information about Project CRAFT, send email to Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier