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2022-05-22 19:40 52.6 48.9 33.9 4.0 294 6.0 302 24.925 0.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:35 52.7 49.3 34.3 6.1 315 8.7 324 24.923 0.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:30 52.8 49.2 34.3 9.1 296 11.6 299 24.920 0.3 0.00
2022-05-22 19:25 52.9 49.2 34.4 9.2 299 12.1 303 24.916 0.7 0.00
2022-05-22 19:20 53.0 49.0 34.4 10.2 301 12.5 296 24.912 1.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:15 53.1 48.5 34.2 12.2 292 16.2 292 24.911 1.4 0.00
2022-05-22 19:10 53.2 48.1 34.1 10.8 292 15.6 287 24.913 1.6 0.00
2022-05-22 19:05 53.3 47.1 33.7 13.0 308 16.0 298 24.916 1.8 0.00
2022-05-22 19:00 53.4 47.1 33.7 12.0 292 15.6 303 24.918 1.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:55 53.6 47.1 33.9 12.1 303 15.3 303 24.917 2.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:50 53.6 46.3 33.5 11.8 299 17.7 327 24.915 3.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:45 53.5 48.9 34.7 4.9 327 11.0 336 24.914 6.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:40 53.5 48.2 34.5 3.8 319 4.3 327 24.912 9.4 0.00
2022-05-22 18:35 53.6 47.9 34.3 4.7 317 5.4 305 24.912 10.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:30 53.8 47.5 34.3 5.1 306 5.5 304 24.914 10.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:25 54.3 46.0 34.0 4.0 299 5.2 313 24.910 13.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:20 54.7 45.1 33.9 3.0 299 4.1 295 24.906 21.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:15 55.0 45.1 34.1 3.4 306 4.0 311 24.902 33.6 0.00
2022-05-22 18:10 55.3 45.1 34.3 4.6 307 5.9 308 24.902 46.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:05 55.5 42.6 33.2 5.3 308 6.1 292 24.904 51.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:00 55.6 42.4 33.1 5.7 292 6.4 287 24.905 63.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:55 56.0 41.1 32.7 4.9 279 6.1 285 24.903 59.2 0.00
2022-05-22 17:50 57.0 39.4 32.6 2.6 294 4.6 294 24.901 59.5 0.00
2022-05-22 17:45 58.1 34.9 30.5 2.1 276 3.1 282 24.900 74.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:40 58.6 35.3 31.3 0.3 242 1.1 263 24.898 136.6 0.00
2022-05-22 17:35 58.3 34.0 30.1 0.2 56 1.1 132 24.898 143.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:30 58.8 34.6 31.0 1.2 92 3.6 59 24.897 156.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:25 58.3 33.7 29.8 2.5 219 4.4 208 24.898 231.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:20 58.0 36.5 31.5 4.1 216 5.8 207 24.899 168.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:15 58.9 33.8 30.4 3.6 182 7.0 187 24.899 293.4 0.00
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2022-05-22 19:40 11.4 48.9 1.1 1.8 294 2.7 302 844.05 0.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:35 11.5 49.3 1.3 2.7 315 3.9 324 843.99 0.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:30 11.6 49.2 1.3 4.1 296 5.2 299 843.88 0.3 0.00
2022-05-22 19:25 11.6 49.2 1.3 4.1 299 5.4 303 843.74 0.7 0.00
2022-05-22 19:20 11.7 49.0 1.3 4.6 301 5.6 296 843.63 1.2 0.00
2022-05-22 19:15 11.7 48.5 1.2 5.4 292 7.2 292 843.60 1.4 0.00
2022-05-22 19:10 11.8 48.1 1.2 4.8 292 7.0 287 843.64 1.6 0.00
2022-05-22 19:05 11.9 47.1 0.9 5.8 308 7.2 298 843.76 1.8 0.00
2022-05-22 19:00 11.9 47.1 1.0 5.3 292 7.0 303 843.82 1.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:55 12.0 47.1 1.1 5.4 303 6.9 303 843.79 2.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:50 12.0 46.3 0.8 5.3 299 7.9 327 843.72 3.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:45 11.9 48.9 1.5 2.2 327 4.9 336 843.68 6.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:40 12.0 48.2 1.4 1.7 319 1.9 327 843.61 9.4 0.00
2022-05-22 18:35 12.0 47.9 1.3 2.1 317 2.4 305 843.63 10.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:30 12.1 47.5 1.3 2.3 306 2.5 304 843.67 10.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:25 12.4 46.0 1.1 1.8 299 2.3 313 843.53 13.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:20 12.6 45.1 1.0 1.3 299 1.8 295 843.42 21.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:15 12.8 45.1 1.2 1.5 306 1.8 311 843.29 33.6 0.00
2022-05-22 18:10 12.9 45.1 1.3 2.0 307 2.6 308 843.29 46.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:05 13.1 42.6 0.7 2.4 308 2.7 292 843.33 51.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:00 13.1 42.4 0.6 2.5 292 2.9 287 843.38 63.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:55 13.3 41.1 0.4 2.2 279 2.7 285 843.32 59.2 0.00
2022-05-22 17:50 13.9 39.4 0.3 1.2 294 2.1 294 843.26 59.5 0.00
2022-05-22 17:45 14.5 34.9 -0.8 0.9 276 1.4 282 843.20 74.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:40 14.8 35.3 -0.4 0.1 242 0.5 263 843.15 136.6 0.00
2022-05-22 17:35 14.6 34.0 -1.1 0.1 56 0.5 132 843.13 143.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:30 14.9 34.6 -0.6 0.5 92 1.6 59 843.12 156.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:25 14.6 33.7 -1.2 1.1 219 2.0 208 843.15 231.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:20 14.5 36.5 -0.3 1.8 216 2.6 207 843.18 168.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:15 14.9 33.8 -0.9 1.6 182 3.1 187 843.19 293.4 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Data Distribution


The Data Distribution theme area involves research focusing on identifying effective and efficient methods of quickly distributing and displaying very large sets of environmental and model data using data networks, using web map services, data compression algorithms, and other techniques. CIRA is engaged in a number of notable activities under this thematic research area at both the Fort Collins campus and the NOAA Earth System Research Lab in Boulder.

 

In Fort Collins, CIRA maintains the Data Processing Center (DPC) for NASA’s CloudSat satellite mission. Launched in 2006, CloudSat carries a nadir-looking 94 GHz cloud profiling radar that gathers information about the microphysical properties and vertical structure of clouds for climate and weather research. CloudSat flies in formation with the A-Train constellation of satellites which allows collocated and nearly-simultaneous observations of the atmosphere by the suite of instruments on each platform. The DPC is responsible for acquiring CloudSat data from the U. S. Air Force and selected data sets from the other missions to generate multi-sensor data products and distributing them to the scientific community. Success in this endeavour has allowed the DPC to take on other data distribution projects.

 

In addition to observing, assimilation, modelling, and high-performance/advanced computing capabilities, information systems are necessary and required to deliver environmental products ranging from local to global predictions of short-range, high impact weather and air quality events to longer-term intra-seasonal climate forecasts.

 

This research challenge includes identifying and developing new web visualization capability amidst the diversity of the types of data, information resources, and multiple standards that exist and the need for integrating these separate infrastructures to enable collaborative research across the various disciplines. Alongside ESRL/GSD scientists, approximately 25 CIRA researchers are striving to develop various state-of-the-art information systems and advanced workstation concepts, including an initial network-enabled Weather Information Database (WIDB) that will synthesize important NWS data repositories into a seamless virtual weather database that will support the ‘Common Weather Picture‘. The WIDB will be based on standard services and formats that will enable effective and efficient populating of the WIDB, exposure of information, and access to users. Our researchers are also developing the capability for NWS IT infrastructure to effectively and efficiently interface with FAA IT infrastructure.

 

Another major effort in support of the NWS and FAA involves the development of a 4-dimensional Weather Cube to house standardized weather information for integration into air traffic decision-support tools to improve the quality of weather products for the aviation community. In addition to our collaboration with ESRL/GSD, CIRA has recently begun collaborating with the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City with an on-site research team to support the NextGen weather initiative via the Aviation Weather Testbed (AWT) in building the 4-D Cube, in addition to transitioning experimental FAA Aviation Weather Research Program algorithms to the AWC operational environment.

 

A third research thrust is to improve weather information for fire weather prediction; one component is the development and enhancement of an interactive, integrated GIS, weather, and fire information platform that would be available to fire incident commanders and firefighters in the field.