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SuperDARN Radar Software Toolkit (RST) 4.6

SuperDARN Data Analysis Working Group; Schmidt, M.T.; Bland, E.C.; Thomas, E.G.; Burrell, A.G.; Coco, I.; Ponomarenko, P.V.; Reimer, A.S.; Sterne, K.T.; Walach, M.-T.

Key updates in version 4.6 of the Radar Software Toolkit (RST) include:

  • Routine for removing non-gaussian noise/interference from fitacf files (fit_speck_removal)
  • Routine to display the contents of old-format dat files (datdump)
  • Shepherd (2017) elevation angle algorithm added to FITACF3.0
  • Ability to plot multiple fields of view with fov_plot
  • Added missing mlt2mlon keyword to MLT_v2 IDL/DLM code
  • make_grid detects and concatenates multiple input files automatically (deprecates -c flag)
  • Check that the search noise is nonzero before using it to replace the skynoise in FITACF3.0
  • Check whether interferometer array is in front or behind main array when calculating elv_low/elv_high in FITACF2.5
  • Fixed bugs in plotting libraries, cdf file reading, make_grid and trim_raw
  • Update hardware files for DCE and DCN, and PI institution information in radar.dat
  • Improved compliance with GPLv3 license requirements
  • Documentation updates

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

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