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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:

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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