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1995 VORTEX KTLX WSR-88D Level II Radar Data [NCDC]

Summary

This data set contains Level-II WSR-88D radar data from the Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) site in central Oklahoma (35.33N and 97.278W) during periods the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) T-28 aircraft flew for the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment - 1995 (VORTEX95) field project. Data are included for the following periods:

3 May 1995: 2104-2359 UTC
5 May 1995: 2001-2357 UTC
7 May 1995: 1504-1855 UTC
17 May 1995: 2005-2357 UTC
21 May 1995: 1204-1657 UTC
23 May 1995: 2003-2356 UTC

The NEXRAD Level II data are the three meteorological base data quantities: reflectivity, mean radial velocity, and spectrum width. Depending on the volume coverage pattern in use, the data resolution varies (five, six or ten minutes). A data file consists of a 24 byte volume scan header record followed by numerous 2432 byte base data and message records.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1995-05-03 21:00:00
End datetime 1995-05-23 23:56:59

Spatial coverage


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Maximum (North) Latitude: 36.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 34.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -98.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -96.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), NOAA. 2009. 1995 VORTEX KTLX WSR-88D Level II Radar Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://data.eol.ucar.edu/dataset/98.018. Accessed 23 Nov 2020.

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