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Update radarinformation

Update radarinformation

by Eva STRANDBERG -
Number of replies: 5

Hello!

From what I understand from the user manual for OSCAR Surface the infomration about radars is imported regularly from the WMO Radar Database and can (or should?) not be updated in OSCAR Surface. Please tell me - how often do you import data from the WMO Radar Database?

Kind regards

Eva

In reply to Eva STRANDBERG

Re: Update radarinformation

by Kevin Linklater -

Hello Eva,

 I have spoken to the UK Met Office Radar specialist who only updates the WMO Radar data base when there is a change to update. There is also an annual review. The Radar specialist also updates the OPERA Wiki pages when there is a change is required, then is used to update the OSCAR pages.

 Kind regards,

 Kevin



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Re: Update radarinformation

by Eva STRANDBERG -
Thank you Kevin!
My colleague, which is responsible for our radars, has updated the information in the WMO data base. But the update does not show in OSCAR. So I am anxious to make sure that OSCAR has the new information too. Is the radar information in OSCAR only updated once a year in the annual review?
Kind regards
Eva
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Re: Update radarinformation

by Dean Lockett -

Hi Eva,

At the moment we are still developing and finalising the API that will allow routine and frequent updating OSCAR/Surface based on the content of the WRD. We have now settled on a policy and process for assignment of WIGOS Station Identifiers and this has to be implemented in the WRD before we can finalise the API. Hopefully this will be completed before the end of 2020.

We also expect to provide an online guide for use of the WRD, which remains the primary interface for provision and maintenance of radar metadata. The related WMO Community Platform site is here: https://community.wmo.int/activity-areas/weather-radar-observations/wrd-maintenance

The WMO Weather Radar Observation Application Area is here: https://community.wmo.int/activity-areas/weather-radar-observations

Please let me know if you need more information or further clarification.

Dean.

In reply to Eva STRANDBERG

Re: Update radarinformation

by Kevin Linklater -

Hello Eva,

when I spoke to my colleague, I was informed that the Weather Radar OSCAR is updated and maintained by DHMZ, Barbara Vodarić Šurija, vodaric@cirus.dhz.hr.

I do not know how often this is updated,

kind regards,

Kevin