From: Ron Sparks <rls@at...> - 2002-06-27 20:50:38
Has anybody worked with the NWS radar data directly?
The files are in an encoded form via ftp and their software decoder
source code information says:
"WSR-88D graphic product FORTRAN decoders, they return color-level data
and navigational information for digital and rastor [sic] product output
by the Radar Products Generator(RPG)"
Although I "cut my teeth" on FORTRAN, I no longer have access to a
compiler for it. I guess I could go through the code and recode it to
Perl, but that is a waste if someone else has a setup working.
FYI, the URL of the above is:
and the radar files info is at:
The advantage I see for using NOAA NWS radar data is that it is open
source and we taxpayers have already paid for it.