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  • 2022-11-15 - Hail Retrievals for the Open Source Community

    Hail is a global hazard, with damage to property, vehicles and agriculture resulting in billions of dollars in losses every year. This has motivated decades of research into estimating the size and intensity of hail from weather radar, and now numerous algorithms exist that work on operational weather radar datasets. PyHail represents a single library where many of these retrievals are available to enable rapid integration into existing Py-ART projects.

    Hail retrievals provide an estimate of hail severity, including maximum dimension, accumulation depth and kinetic energy. These estimates can be used to:

  • 2022-08-31 - Giving Open Radar Science a New Look

    It is time that the Open Radar Science community move to a new look for our landing page! We have updated our infrastructure to make it easier to view, contribute, and collaborate with our community.

    This move was motivated from conversations and discussions at the 11th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology, which was held in Locarno, Switzerland.

  • 2018-05-24 - Open source - a necessary, not a sufficient criterion

    We are aware that open source software is only one component of open science: consider it a necessary, not a sufficient condition to make research transparent and reproducible. It should come along with efforts to also make radar data open.

    That is why we will also try to collect information about open access to weather radar data products. Can you help us? Have a look at our open data page, and report open data repositories!

  • 2018-05-24 - OSS short course at ERAD 2018

    We will feature another 1-day open source software course on July 1st, 2018, at the 10th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology. If you have not registered, yet… maybe a late-bird registration is still possible! See here for further details.

  • 2017-09-19 - openradarscience.org is online

    The open source software community specializing in weather radar has it’s new web site up and running.

What is this about?#

  • You don’t want to pay license fees?

  • You don’t want to commit to a black box software?

  • You are concerned about the PhD student that comes after you?

  • You want to efficiently collaborate with people around the world?

  • You want to stand on the shoulders of giants instead of reinventing the wheel?

  • You don’t care if it’s free, you just want it to work?

If it’s a yes to any of these questions, then have a closer look…

Looking for software that suits your needs?#

You want to interact with your data, or to build applications? In research, operations, or in the private sector? Search the site in order to find solutions that suit your specific needs. Use the tags, the search tool bar, or see the complete list of projects.

Providing a useful software product?#

Have you developed a software for weather radar data processing? We invite you to share and advertise your solution here - as long as it’s open source licensed! Just fork this repo, add your product in posts/packages, and request the changes to be pulled. More details here.

Get more background…#

…from our papers on The Emergence of Open Source Software for the Weather Radar Community and our Open Virtual Machine for Cross-Platform Weather Radar Science.