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Summarization of National NEXRAD Data for use in Biological Applications

Dates

Award Date
2014

Summary

The U.S. network of 160 weather radars known as NEXRAD (NEXt generation RADar) is one of the largest and most comprehensive terrestrial sensor networks in the world. To date, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has archived about 2 petabytes data from this system. Although designed for meteorological applications, these radars readily detect the movements of birds, bats, and insects. Many of these movements are continental in scope, spanning the entire range of the network. It is unclear whether biological or meteorological data comprise the bulk of the archive. Regardless, the biological portion is sufficiently large that it likely represents one of the largest biological data archives in the world, perhaps second only to [...]

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Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Robert H Diehl
Cooperator/Partner :
Todd M Preston
CMS Group :
Community for Data Integration - CDI

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vel_clip_negvalues.zip 43.36 KB
BiologicalTargetsDetected.png
“Examples of biological targets detect by NEXRAD”
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RadarRadialVelocity.png
“Radar radial velocity data of bird migration can be decomposed into altitudinal ”
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RadarEchoes.jpg
“Summarized NEXRAD data from 21 radar stations showing the strength of radar echo”
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vel_clip_negvalues.zip 43.36 KB

Purpose

Develop methodologies to improve automated process for retrieval of biological information from existing radar data – scalable to other data types (dust/solids).

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Summarized NEXRAD data from 21 radar stations showing the strength of radar echo
Summarized NEXRAD data from 21 radar stations showing the strength of radar echo

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  • Community for Data Integration (CDI)

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