Written by Bryan Burlingame
WDSS-II Guide to Interpolating Reflectivity to -10˚C Level in RAP/RUC Data
The process of obtaining data from multiple radars, quality controlling the data, merging the various radars to a common three dimensional latitude and longitude grid, and then interpolating that radar reflectivity to the -10˚C level found in RAP/RUC data is explained here. This process was conducted and then this document created by Bryan Burlingame (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Clark Evans at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the purpose of identifying Convective Initiation (CI) in hours immediately following Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX) research flights.
The entire document is being posted in three pieces for easier searchability. The steps to create the Reflectivity-10C product are:
- Get RUC/RAP data into WDSS-II
- Create QCed radar data from Level-II
- Mosaic radar data taking into account temperature level
Thanks to Bryan for sending me these instructions.