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McIDAS-V Sample Capabilities and Bundles

[Satellite | Model | Radar | Observation]

Radar Imagery

McIDAS-V can display Level II and Level III radar data. Radar display types include sweep views in 2- and 3- dimensions, cross sections, and isosurfaces. Multi-station composites can be made by overlaying images from adjoining stations. The remapping and overlaying capabilities of McIDAS-V make integrating radar data with other meteorological and geophysical data simple for even the novice user.

The examples below demonstrate some of the capabilities of McIDAS-V with radar data. Click on the image to view a larger version. If applicable, a link to the example bundle is also provided for interactive use in McIDAS-V.

[All examples on this page were created by members of the McIDAS User Services using McIDAS-V software.]

KLSX-Level2-2D.gif
Level II 2D radar sweep of a bow echo over St. Louis, MO on March 8, 2009. (Bundle)

KLSX-Level2-RHI.gif
Level II pseudo-RHI from a bow echo over St. Louis, MO on March 8, 2009. (Bundle)

KENX-Level2-3D.gif
Level II 3D radar sweep perspective view from Albany, NY on March 9, 2009. (Bundle)

KBMX-Level2-Isosurface.gif
Level II 3D isosurfaces over 2D sweep from a bow echo over Birmingham, AL on February 27, 2009. (Bundle)

Level 2 radar cross section
Level 2 radar cross section of a strong storm cell over Texas. (Bundle)

Level 2 Radar isosurface
Level 2 radar isosurface at 40dBz over a strong storm in Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee. (Bundle)

Level 2 radar RHI
Level 2 radar RHI display over a storm in northwestern Texas. (Bundle)

Level 2 radar volume scan
Level 2 radar volume scan over a storm in northwestern Texas. (Bundle)

Level 2 Base Reflectivity
Level 2 Base Reflectivity with range rings over a storm in Indiana. (Bundle)

Level 2 Base Reflectivity with a 3D sweep
Level 2 Base Reflectivity with a 3D sweep. (Bundle)

Composite display of 4 different radar locations
Composite display of 4 different radar locations of a storm over Texas and Oklahoma. (Bundle)

Radar overlaying a visible satellite image
Radar overlaying a visible satellite image of a storm in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. (Bundle)