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[aprssig] future problems with NWS radar images?

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Tue Mar 29 16:23:12 UTC 2005

Lambert is used for the www.weather.gov/radar.php page but the 
individual sites are in a spherical polar projection.

LDM and Gempak are only running under Linux/Solaris/BSD at this point, 
but I've heard rumors of folks running Gempak under Windows and 
Cygwin...  Have NOT verified this.

Tyler Allison wrote:
>>Does anyone else have any information as to where the NWS is going here?
> I watch the radar system fairly closely for personal reasons and I've not
> heard anything about the 'raw' data changing. The NWS is messing around
> with new/better graphics for their websites...as you were directed.
>> Are they going to really use this spherical projection?
> The original radar data, as provided to the research community via the
> Unidata IDD Cooporative, is supposedly in Lambert Conformal. Im not up on
> my projections but maybe that's the "spherical" projection they are
> talking about?
> Instead of using the GIF images why not grab the radar data raw (via FTP)
> and convert to image format yourself using Gempak? That way you can
> control the projection.
> -Tyler
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