Precipitation - radar 5 minute echo top height composites over the Netherlands

Gridded files of radar echo top heights over the Netherlands and surrounding area. Based on 15 radar scans by two radars in Herwijnen and Den Helder. Time interval is 5 minutes. See data set radar_tar_echotopheight_5min/1.0 for an archive that goes back to 2008.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset name radar_echotopheight_5min
Dataset version 1.0
Dataset edition 2
Dataset manager Hidde Leijnse
Maintainer KNMI Data Services
Publication timestamp 2013-02-08T13:02:06Z
Reference system identifier PROJ.4+proj=stere +lat_0=90 +lon_0=0 +lat_ts=60 +a=6378.14 +b=6356.75 +x_0=0 y_0=0
North bound latitude 55.97
East bound longitude 10.86
South bound latitude 48.9
West bound longitude 0.0
Dataset start time 2015-07-16
Dataset end time Unlimited
Update frequency continual
Status onGoing
Identifier urn:xkdc:ds:nl.knmi::radar_echotopheight_5min/1.0/
License https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Lineage statement Radar reflectivities are measured by both radars (De Bilt at 52.1017 N, 5.1783 E and Den Helder at 52.9533 N, 4.7900 E) in scans with elevation angles of 0.3, 0.4, 0.8, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 4.5, 6.0, 8.0, 10.0, 12.0, 15.0, 20.0, and 25.0 degrees. These scans are used to compute echo top heights by taking the maximum height above the earth?s surface where reflectivity exceeds 7 dBZ. These two radar images are then combined to single echo top height values by taking a the maximum of the two echo top heights. The time stamp in the file name corresponds to the start time of the lowest radar scan.
Use limitation No use limitations
Last metadata update May 16, 2022, 10:12 (UTC)