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4.3 WSR-88D Level II Data Displays
The IDV reads WSR-88D Level II data files. Each file has data for one complete volume scan of the atmosphere, including sweeps at several elevations. The IDV displays the data as sweeps and RHIs, in 2D and 3D, and as 3D isosurfaces. The IDV can be used for a general purpose Level II data viewer, and can also combine Level II data displays with other meteorological data, in 2D plots and in 3D displays in the upper atmosphere.

4.3.0  Loading WSR-88D Level II Radar Data

Level II data is accessed in the IDV from files on your local disk, each file having data from one WSR-88D radar for all sweeps (tilt) for one time.

4.3.1  Level II Sweep Displays in 2D and 3D

Sweep displays simulate conventional PPI radar plots of a single sweep of a map view, and also plot sweeps in the upper atmosphere,

4.3.2  Level II RHI Displays

The IDV makes a pseudo-RHI display from Level II data. The display is presented in a conventional 2D plot, and in a 3D display at the correct position in the atmosphere.

4.3.3  Level II Volume Scan Display

This IDV display shows all sweeps and individual bins in a WSR-88D volume scan, at their true positions in the atmosphere.

4.3.4  Level II Isosurface Display

This IDV display shows isosurfaces of WSR-88D Level II volume scans.

4.3.5  Doing More with Level II Data Displays

Learn to do more with Level II Data Displays

 


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