LEAD II is a follow-on to the successful Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery NSF funded large-scale ITR. LEAD II carries the vision of LEAD forward into new areas as it explores research challenges in hybrid computing and in the manipulation and use of weather data in non-weather applications.
The LEAD II project utilizes the LDM system to ingest gigabytes of publicly-available weather data on a daily basis, for use in meteorological analysis, metadata collection, and workflow systems research.
The products ingested include NEXRAD Level 2, ADAS, Rapid Update Cycle (RUC), and North American Mesoscale (NAM) data. The NAM data has resolutions of 12KM and 40KM.