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SuperDARN Radar Software Toolkit (RST) 4.3

SuperDARN Data Analysis Working Group. Participating members; Thomas, E. G.; Sterne, K. T.; Shepherd, S. G.; Kotyk, K.; Schmidt, M. T.; Ponomarenko, P. V.; Bland, E. C.; Walach, M.-T.; Reimer, A. S.; Burrell, A. G.; Billett, D. D.

New features in version 4.3 of the Radar Software Toolkit (RST) include:

  • Shepherd [2017] elevation angle algorithm
  • Update the Heppner-Maynard boundary (HMB) lower latitude limit from 50 degrees to 40 degrees in map_addhmb
  • Moved convection model software into a new library
  • Moved elevation angle algorithms into a new library
  • Bugfix to map_addimf for missing IMF values
  • Updates to map, time, and field plotting
  • Bugfix for negative phidiff for fitacf 3.0
  • Update to dmap to check for appropriate array size values
  • Bugfix to IDL and DLM versions of FitClose functionality
  • Bugfix to solve_model for longitude spacing for equal-area grid option
  • Updates to real-time grid code in rtgrid
  • Proper reading and writing of fit-level data file version numbers
  • Updates to numerous hdw.dat files as well as radar.dat file
  • Updates to documentation (includes a Readthedocs page that is still a work in progress in parts)
  • Updates to make_smr output formatting
  • Update to OldFitWrite library to store offset value
  • Reduction in number of compilation warnings

The RST is actively developed and maintained by the SuperDARN Data Analysis Working Group (

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