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Introduction

Welcome to the Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor information and training page. Called MRMS, this represents a whole new way to use key inputs into warning and forecast decision-making for public, hydrological and aviation service sectors of the NWS and its core partners.  MRMS will be deployed operationally in October of 2014 from the NCEP Central Operations suite of servers and made available to the NWS and the public through a variety of means. This page is designed as a resource of information and training to familiarize users with MRMS, how it’s created, and initial steps of applying these new data sets in operations. A suite of initial products is available through the Initial Operating Capacity (IOC) of MRMS. More MRMS products will be available through yearly upgrades including a Middle Operating Capicity (MOC), and Final Operating Capacity (FOC) products. More guidance and training will become available from this page through the near future. As a result, expect this page to be updated frequently.

Contents

In the fall of 2014 this page has links to:

  • MRMS reference guide
  • MRMS products course

MRMS products course

For NWS and other NOAA users, click on the collapsible panels below to learn more about the training courses, webinars, and tools we offer.

MRMS product Training Course Descriptions

There are two courses available to NWS and Tri-agency users, each with their own development plans. These courses are:

Dual-Polarization Radar Principles and System Operations

Suggested Audience: SOOs, radar focal points, & others by local office determinations

Completion Requirements:

  • Two RDA lessons
  • Three RPG lessons

Dual-Polarization Radar Operations Course

Suggested Audience: All NWS decision makers

Completion Requirements:

  • Overview presentation
  • Six product lessons
  • Six application lessons
  • Two (of four total) WES exercises

We recommend that users begin their course work 3-4 month prior to the installation of dual-polarization technology at their local WSR-88D site. For NWS staff, the completion goal for Dual-Polarization Radar Operations Course is one month after the dual-polarization installation is complete.

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NWS and NOAA staff interested in taking MRMS products course should access the individual course lessons below using the cyan NWS Learning Center buttons on the left:

Ex: example of the NWS Learning Center launch button.

All users can access this training from the orange launch button in the center:

Ex:Example of WDTB web site launch button,

with each individual lesson below. For users who have Internet connectivity issues on a regular basis, we also provide the option to download a local copy, using the right-most button of each lesson:

Example of the download button.

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Content

 

Course: MRMS Products

Radar Data Acquisition (RDA):

  • Dual-Pol RDA Lesson 1: Generation of Dual-Pol Base Data
    NWS employees click here to launch the course in the NWS Learning Center     NWS Partners click here to view the RDA lesson 1     Click here to download the RDA lesson 1 ZIP file to your computer
  • Dual-Pol RDA Lesson 2: Sensitivity, Calibration, Attenuation, and Non-Uniform Beam Filling
    NWS employees click here to launch the course in the NWS Learning Center     NWS Partners click here to view the RDA lesson 2     Click here to download the RDA lesson 2 ZIP file to your computer

Radar Product Generator (RPG

  • Dual-Pol RPG Lesson 1: Life without CMD, Dual-Pol Preprocessing
    NWS employees click here to launch the course in the NWS Learning Center     NWS Partners click here to view the RPG lesson 1     Click here to download the RPG lesson 1 ZIP file to your computer
  • Dual-Pol RPG Lesson 2: MLDA and HCA
    NWS employees click here to launch the course in the NWS Learning Center     NWS Partners click here to view the RPG lesson 2     Click here to download the RPG lesson 2 ZIP file to your computer
  • Dual-Pol RPG Lesson 3: QPE
    NWS employees click here to launch the course in the NWS Learning Center     NWS Partners click here to view the RPG lesson 3     Click here to download the RPG lesson 3 ZIP file to your computer
Feedback

WDTB welcomes your feedback on our dual-polarization radar training and how well they supported your understanding of the dual-polarization WSR-88D. Please send us your comments at the following e-mail address:

E-mail list for WDTB's Dual-Pol Training Team

 

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