Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Weather Radar Stations (Federal), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48940.

Item Identification

Title: Weather Radar Stations (Federal)
Short Name: WeatherRadarStationsFederal
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2012-09
Abstract:

These data represent Next-Generation Radar (NEXRAD) and Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) weather radar stations within the US. The NEXRAD radar stations are maintained and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The TDWR radar stations are maintained and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Both radar's are pulsed Doppler types that measure reflectivity out to 460km, and radial velocity and spectrum width out to 300km (NEXRAD) and 90km (TDWR). Both radars automatically scan the atmosphere from the surface to 70,000ft using a rotating parabolic antenna.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Notes:

11084

Supplemental Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983

Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
ISO 19115 Topic Category location
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category structure
ISO 19115 Topic Category utilitiesCommunication
None NEXRAD RADAR
None RADAR
None Radar Stations
None TDWR RADAR

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alaska
None Guam
None Hawaii
None National
None Puerto Rico
None United States

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Distribution Liability:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 654795
Date Effective From: 2012-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 654797
Date Effective From: 2012-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 654798
Date Effective From: 2012-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 654796
Date Effective From: 2012-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 654801
W° Bound: -165.294984
E° Bound: 144.811118
N° Bound: 65.035556
S° Bound: 13.455833

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 654800
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2000-02

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 654790
URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/WeatherRadarStationsFederal.zip
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 654793
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 5

CC ID: 654794
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 654820
Activity Date/Time: 2015-12-18
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 654819
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 717587
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

NEXRAD Radar Stations

CC ID: 654785
Contact Name: National Climatic Data Center
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011-04-27
Citation URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/radar/radardata.html
Source Contribution:

Provided all NEXRAD Radar Station points. | Type of Source Media: online

TDWR Radar Stations

CC ID: 654786
Contact Name: National Climatic Data Center
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012-09
Citation URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/radar/radardata.html
Source Contribution:

Provided all TDWR Radar Station points. | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 654787
Description:

1. Add radar station tabular (X,Y) data to ArcMap and export as a shapefile.

2. Create a new geodatabase and name it "RadarStations".

3. Export shapefiles into the geodatabase as feature classes.

4. Remove unnecessary fields from the shapefiles.

5. Merge the weather radar stations shapefiles (DATA MANAGEMENT TOOLS>GENERAL>MERGE), maintaining the fields noted in the data dictionary. Populate merged fields accordingly.

6. Develop a layer file containing symbology. Include Layer Name, Description, Credits, and Scale Ranges (if applicable) within the layer file and its source.

7. Acquire, ingest, merge and update metadata from providers (as needed).

Process Date/Time: 2012-09-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) WeatherRadarStationsFederal

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48940
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-02-12 10:44+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09