North Alabama LMA in AWIPS II

SPoRT’s AWIPS II team continues to make progress on preparing SPoRT data for the next generation of NWS decision support software.  This week, the team successfully ingested and viewed total lightning information from the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array, overlaid with radar data from the Hytop, Alabama doppler radar.

NALMA and Hytop, AL Radar data in AWIPS II, from 10/24/10

NALMA and Hytop, AL Radar data in AWIPS II, from 10/24/10

The plug-in has already been used to view data from other total lightning networks, but there is still more work to be done.  The team’s next goals involve viewing high-resolution satellite imagery from MODIS, as well as multiple levels of total lightning data.

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