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Gibson Ridge Software, LLC (GRS) was created in March 2005 and produces viewers for weather radar data. GRS applications include GRLevel2 for viewing Level II radar data and GRLevel3 for viewing Level III data. Both viewers feature high speed, high quality radar displays with an intuitive user interface. All GRS applications are written in multithreaded C++ using the base Windows APIs for speed and efficiency.

Gibson Ridge Software's Owner is Michael Scott Gibson, a software design engineer with two decades of experience writing PC applications and operating system software. His primary specialty is graphics and font technology, from the API down to the driver level, and is the inventor or co-inventor in three patents related to that work.

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This screen shot shows a Birmingham AL storm starting to wrap and hook. A purple triangle indicates a TVS or a Tornado Vortex Signature, a strong indicator to the presence of a tornado. This is a screen shot of the Storm Relative Velocity. Where the red color hooks into the green color, that is the area of strong rotation. This is a screen shot of the storm tops. The storm's top clouds are located at 46,000 feet. Again, you can see rotation in the hook of the storm.

GRLevelX Products:

GRLevel2 is a Windows viewer for live and archived NEXRAD Level II data. Base reflectivity, base velocity, storm relative velocity, and spectrum width sweeps for all radar tilts are available. High speed zooming and panning allows you to quickly focus in on the area of interest.

GRLevel3 is a Windows viewer for live NEXRAD Level III data from the NWS Radar Product Central Collection Dissemination Service.

GRLevel3 uses patent pending direct radial rendering techniques to display smoothed radial radar data at high speeds on graphics hardware. The technique combines novel radial geometry primitives and multitexturing to allow for arbitrary, high-frequency transforms between physical units and color space. The technique covers both the fixed function and programmable graphics pipelines, and higher order smoothing in the programmable pipeline.

GRLevel2 Analyst Edition
GRLevel2 Analyst Edition is an advanced Nexrad Level II analysis application. It features a high quality volumetric display and several high resolution reflectivity-derived graphical products in addition to the standard Level II data products.


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