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NWS-Profiling Radar-NOAA's Profiler Network (NPN)

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            title:  NWS-Profiling Radar-NOAA's Profiler Network (NPN)
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        abstract:  Measures vertical profiles of horizontal wind speed and direction from near the earth's surface to above the tropopause.
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        supplementalInformation:  Major system components include: 1. Thirty-two unattended, remotely located clear-air Doppler Radars. (See below for detailed characteristics) 2. Communication from each of the 32 remote sites, to our central processing facility (located in Boulder, CO). Primary communications consist of a dedicated 9.6 phone line to each site. Backup communications are provided by hourly transmissions using the GOES DCS. 3. Central processing and monitoring facility, including the transmission of the resulting high quality data to the NWS (and other worldwide users). Remote NPN site characteristics: Typically located on one acre of leased land. Actual land used is ~60 X 70 feet. Commercial power and comm available at the site. Radar characteristics: Solid state transmitter. Transmitter frequency, 404.37 MHz. Output power; 6 KW peak, ~750 W average. Horizontally mounted phased array antenna 12 m X 12 m. < 5 degree one-way half-power beam width. 3 beams; vertical and 2 oblique beams. Oblique beams generally point toward the north and east, at an elevation of 74.7 degrees. Radar operates with two (altitude)modes, low and high mode. Low mode measures the winds every 250 m from 0.5 km to 9.25 km AGL, with a resolution of ~330 m. High mode measures the winds every 250 m from 7.5 km to 16.25 km AGL, with a resolution of ~1 km. Dwell time of 2 minutes in each beam position (E, N, V), with a dwell time of one minute in each mode (low or high). Therefore, a profile of upper-level winds can be measured every 6 minutes. Primary output of the NPN are high quality, hourly averaged wind profiles. Six-minute and hourly averages moment data (signal power, radial velocity, spectral width) are also available. In addition to wind profiling, 11 NPN sites are also equipped to measure temperature profiles, up to a maximum height of 6 km.
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
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                    description:  Online list of all stations that comprise NWS-NPN
                    function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
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                value:
                  Record:  Data from all profiler sites are ingested by the Profiler Hub computer system and made available for display within six minutes of arrival. Meteorologists and technicians use graphical and text-based displays to monitor profiler data and status. PCC technicians use diagnostic tools to remotely monitor and diagnose profiler system failures. Once a failure is detected, the PCC technicians coordinate remedial maintenance activities with National Weather Service (NWS) technicians. Replacement profiler system components are warehoused at the National Logistics Supply Center (NLSC) and shipped to local NWS Field Offices. NWS field engineers visit the profiler sites at their earliest opportunity and either repair or replace failed components or Line Replaceable Units (LRU).
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            statement:  Unknown
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                description:  Download
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2011-04-13T00:00:00
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                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
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    metadataConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
        useLimitation:  While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
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        maintenanceNote:  This record was translated from FGDC in the NMMR on 2009-12-31 09:28:32.0.
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
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