Data collection team
Submit a storm photo
Submit a hail report
Papers describing the experiment or using SHAVE data
SHAVE is conducted in the NSSL/SWAT developmental lab (photo) at the National Weather Center building on the campus of
the University of Oklahoma. The room features 4-50" plasma monitors for
situation awareness and collaboration, several IP phone lines with headsets and
enough room for 10 workers.
The laboratory contains several workstations with adequate display, processing, and
memory capabilities to run the WDSSII display (wg), Google Earth, and Mozilla
Firefox. In addition 2 Windows-based computers to also facilitate Delorme Street
Atlas software and streaming audio and video from the internet.
SHAVE uses data from the NSSL/SPC CONUS
WDSSII system, which ingests data
from most WSR-88D radars in the United States and builds a three-dimensional
shapshot of the radar reflectivity over the CONtinental US. The data update
once every five minutes with a grid resolution of 1 km by 1km (horizonal) by 1
km (vertical). Several products, such as Maximum Expected Size of Hail (MESH)
may be derived from the 3D reflectivity and other data fields. Additional
details of the CONUS WDSSII system may be found in Lakshmanan
et al 2006.