WRaINfo - An open source library for weather radar information

WRaINfo is a software for real-time weather radar data processing. It is specifically designed for X-band weather radars of FURUNO. The software was developed by Helmholtz Innovation Lab FERN.Lab (GFZ Potsdam) and is distributed under Apache 2.0 license.

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What WRaINfo - An open source library for weather radar information can do for you

General

The submodules of the package allow to read raw data of the WR2120 and WR2100 from FURUNO and further process it to remove ground clutter, apply attenuation correction, estimate precipitation and georeference and grid the final data.
For this purpose, many functions of the library wradlib are used and adapted. The processing is controlled by a configuration file. This allows the construction of reproducible, automatic data processing chains.

User Group

The package is publicly available from the Python package index and is already used by a community of weather radar experts.

List of features

• Raw data reader module
• Clutter detection module
• Attenuation correction module
• Precipitation estimation module
• Georeferencing and gridding module
• Process chains for operational mode

Participating organisations

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
University of Bonn

Contributors

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Alice Künzel
Developer
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ
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Daniel Spengler
Project leader
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ
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Julia Neelmeijer
Project leader
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
KM
Kai Mühlbauer
Developer
University of Bonn, Institute of Geosciences - Meteorology Section

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