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RAPS: Real-time Analysis and Prediction of Storms


The Real-time Analysis and Prediction of Storms (RAPS) was conducted in Greeley, Colorado in June 1992. This research project utilized the armored T-28 aircraft, NCAR PAM, CP2, NOAA PROFS, Mile High Radar, and the CHILL radar. The purpose of the T-28 deployment was a combination of instrumentation testing and participation in a program to test multi-parameter radar hail detection algorithms. The prime area for operations was determined by the three radars supporting the RAPS project: The NCAR Mile High radar near Stapleton International Airport on the northeast side of Denver, the NCAR CP-2 radar at the NCAR Marshall field site northwest of Denver, and the CSU/NSF CHILL radar located northeast of Greeley, about 100 km northeast of Denver. The T-28 penetrations were to be focused on storms evolving in the region between these three radars.

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Datasets from this project

Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1992-06-15 00:00:00
End Date 1992-06-27 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 41.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 38.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -106.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -103.00