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Manually-Digitized Radar Data for the Conterminous United States

| DOI: 10.5065/FFH8-Z735

The former Techniques Development Laboratory (TDL) of the U.S. National Weather Service began collecting Manually-Digitized Radar (MDR) data in November 1973 from teletype reports for the eastern two-thirds of the United States. In 1978, TDL began archiving the MDR on a new grid aligned with the output grid of the Limited Fine Mesh (LFM) model, which was the model used for numerical weather prediction at the time. The new MDR archive covered the entire conterminous United States. As with the old MDR data, the new data were archived in Model Output Statistics (MOS) predictand format to support thunderstorm prediction. In addition to the "raw" MDR data, TDL also created a gridded 20-nautical-mile-resolution MDR product.

Temporal Range:
1978-03-02 00:00 +0000 to 1994-12-31 22:00 +0000
Radar Reflectivity
Data Contributors:
Meteorological Development Laboratory, Office of Science and Technology, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Total Volume:
8.73 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
Manually-Digitized Radar Data for the Midwest and Eastern United States
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