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SuperDARN Radar Software Toolkit (RST) 5.0

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

Key updates in version 5.0 of the Radar Software Toolkit (RST) include:

  • All fitting algorithms are now called by the make_fit binary, and the following binaries have been removed: make_lmfit, make_fitex2, make_fitex1.
  • There is no default ACF fitting algorithm in make_fit. The user should specify the fitting algorithm using a command line option.
  • Added the LMFit2.0 fitting algorithm
  • C & IDL software to read TDIFF values from a calibration file (sample file included)
  • New fields in the fitacf file format: algorithm, tdiff, elv_error and elv_fitted
  • New command line option in map_addhmb to constrain the HMB based on a spectral width threshold (no change to default behavior)
  • New virtual height model for midlatitude radars and modularized rpos_v2 library
  • Speed improvements to map_grd and map_addhmb (~3x)
  • New GUI for displaying real-time fit data (fitacfclientgui binary)
  • Updates to the data simulator (sim_real and make_sim)
  • New command line options in field_plot to correctly display the radar field of view
  • Improved color control in plotting routines
  • Updated documentation
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