Derived Motion Winds in AWIPS vs Rabin Optical Winds

Had attempted to compare the AWIPS Derived Motion Winds to Bob’s Optical Winds: https://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~rabin/winds/goes16/b13/1/m1/iris/layers_loop.html but encountered eventual CAVE crashes each time. While, on occasion, being able to display and toggle different layers of DMW in AWIPS before crashing, I did find that the Optical winds had much higher resolution wind data than what was available in AWIPS (with max density) and wind directions, by layer, seemed to well agree.

It is my opinion, though, that, while the DMW winds in AWIPS could be useful, they seem resource-intensive and come with a significant likelihood of freezing or crashing the CAVE instance. I find it much quicker and more reliable to view the similar data via Bob’s webpage.

– Guillermo

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