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How open data from weather radar helps scientists improve environmental understanding

Weather radars see more than just the weather: they see smoke from fires, meteors, birds, mayflies, and almost anything else in the atmosphere. This makes weather radars an invaluable tool for scientists seeking to further the understanding of atmospheric processes and anything else that happens to be flying through the radar’s field of view. The Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI) seeks to accelerate sustainability-related innovation and research by helping to minimizing the cost and time required to store, acquire, and analyze large weather and climate datasets.

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The Birds in the Cloud: How the University of Oklahoma Uses NEXRAD Data to Study Birds

The Next Generation Weather Radar Network (NEXRAD) is familiar to most of us as a backdrop for the weather report on the local TV news, but this radar array does more than track weather. During the spring and fall, NEXRAD detects vast “clouds” of migrating birds. This phenomenon is often an annoyance to meteorologists, but […]

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New Tools for Using Real-Time and Archived NEXRAD Weather Data on AWS

In October, we announced that the real-time feed and full historical archive of original resolution (Level II) NEXRAD data is freely available on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for anyone to use. The Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) is a network of 160 high-resolution Doppler radar sites that enables severe storm prediction and is […]

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