The Warning Decision Support System -- Integrated Information (WDSS-II)
is the second generation of a suite of algorithms and displays for
severe weather analysis, warnings and forecasting. WDSS-II has been
developed jointly by engineers and scientists at the National Severe
Storms Laboratory (NSSL) and the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale
Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma.
|WDSS-II has three components:
- A suite of multi-sensor automated weather algorithms
including techniques for combining and interrogating radar data,
diagnosing hail, lightning and precipitation.
- A 3D earth and time-centered display for viewing
data and algorithm outputs.
- An application programming interface
(API) library in C++ that supports algorithm and display developers.
Please follow the links on the left to learn more about WDSS-II.
the 3D structure of a hurricane using the 4D, interactive display. The
3D structure (at 1 km resolution every 5 minutes) was created in
real-time by combining high-resolution radar data.
WDSS-II would not have been possible without substantial funding from:
- NOAA's HPCC program
- National Science Foundation
- National Severe Storms Laboratory
- Federal Aviation Authority