Open Radar Short Course

The course will discuss the principles of open science and provide an overview of the most mature and exciting open-source software packages available for radar data processing. It will have a hands-on approach and the students will be able to use the software packages themselves.

The first part of the day will focus on getting an overview of the ecosystem, followed by package-specific tutorials. The second half of the day will focus on common tools for more specific data analysis, such as deriving three-dimensional wind fields or tracking features, all using open source packages. Anyone with interest in using or developing open source software tools is welcome.

August 27, 2023 at 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM Central Time - Conference on Radar Meteorology - Minneapolis, MN (Hybrid)

Registration for this course will open in mid May.

Course Description:

Patricipants will:

  • Receive an overview of the latest available open-source software packages for radar data processing.
  • Learn to use some of these tools with guided exercises in a hands-on approach.
  • Explore some analysis ready workflows that can be adapted for your science.

Requirements & Prerequisites

  • Basics of Python*
  • Basics of Linux Command Line*
  • *Pre-course learning materials will be provided to attendees if they are not already familiar


If you have questions regarding the course, please contact Max Grover, the course organizer.


Maxwell Grover, Argonne National Laboratory


Scott Collis, Argonne National Laboratory


Joseph O’Brien, Argonne National Laboratory


Robert Jackson, Argonne National Laboratory


Ryan May/Drew Camron, Unidata Program Office


Jennifer DeHart, Colorado State University


Mike Dixon, National Center for Atmospheric Research


Sean Freeman, University of Alabama Huntsville