Sweepfile Field Names

ELDORA Data comes with certain fields already named. The convention is to edit the DBZ and VG fields. Suggested fieldnames for intermediate fields are also given, although there is generally no standard convention for these.
 

Reserved Field Names

  • DBZ = Reflectivity
  • VG = Ground-relative Doppler Velocity
  • VR = Aircraft-relative Doppler Velocity
  • VL = Long-pulse PRT Doppler Velocity
  • VS = Short-pulse PRT Doppler Velocity
  • NCP = Normalized Coherent Power
  • SW = Spectral Width

 

Suggested Field Names

  • ZZ = Original Reflectivity
  • VV = Original Ground-relative Doppler Velocity
  • VU = Unfolded Doppler Velocity
  • V1,V2,V3, etc. = Intermediate edited velocity fields
  • Z1,Z2,Z3, etc. = Intermediate edited reflectivity fields
  • ZA, VA = Automatically edited reflectivity & velocity fields (final step before manual editing)