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Product Description

Velocity Azimuth Display is an interpretation of the vertical wind profile at the radar site. This data is displayed as wind barbs on a height versus time chart where the time axis has been inverted such that an animation can clearly show the changes occuring in the vertical wind profile as well as the propagation of features within, such as fronts.

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Dual-Pol Radar Site Selection

Change Map Region: CONUS ALASKA HAWAII Addtional Sites: Guam Puerto Rico
Change Map Type: Radar Radar + Warnings

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