IRIS – Vaisala’s weather radar software format¶
Driver short name
Driver built-in by default
This driver is built-in by default
This read-only GDAL driver is designed to provide access to the products generated by the IRIS weather radar software.
IRIS software format includes a lot of products, and some of them aren’t even raster. The driver can read currently:
PPI (reflectivity and speed): Plan position indicator
CAPPI: Constant Altitude Plan position indicator
RAIN1: Hourly rainfall accumulation
RAINN: N-Hour rainfall accumulation
TOPS: Height for selectable dBZ contour
VIL: Vertically integrated liquid for selected layer
MAX: Column Max Z WF W/NS Sections
Most of the metadata is read.
Vaisala provides information about the format and software at http://www.vaisala.com/en/defense/products/weatherradar/Pages/IRIS.aspx.
NOTE: Implemented as