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FP6 University of Manitoba Doppler Lidar VAD Winds Data



This data set contains the data from the Leosphere 200S Doppler Lidar that was located at the PECAN Fixed PISA 6 site at Hesston, Kansas when it was collecting plane-parallel-indicator (PPI) scans at 60 degrees elevation. The data were processed by the velocity azimuth display (VAD) technique by Dave Turner (NOAA/NSSL). There are both daily netCDF data files and daily png imagery files in this data set.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2015-10-29)
  • 2.0 (2016-10-17):

    For this version released on 13 October 2016 a bug was fixed in the code that applies the VAD that affected the height array of the horizontal wind fields in the VAD data product.

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Spatial Type point
Frequency 2 minute
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2015-06-08 00:00:00
End datetime 2015-07-16 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 38.14386, Minimum (South) Latitude: 38.14386
Minimum (West) Longitude: -97.43883, Maximum (East) Longitude: -97.43883

Primary point of contact information

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Hanesiak, J., Turner, D. 2016. FP6 University of Manitoba Doppler Lidar VAD Winds Data. Version 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 28 May 2024.

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