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New Severe Weather Tracking Layer

by Rory Groves        April 30, 2010  |  9:33 am  |  Category: Latest News | Tips & Tricks

A new layer based on the Mesocyclone Detection Algorithm (MDA) was released today. Mesocyclones indicate areas of rotation inside a thunderstorm, which can be precursors to Wall Clouds and Tornadoes.


This freely available layer to all registered Weather Defender customers provides the following benefits:

  • More accurate and frequent updates concerning rotation inside thunderstorms (precursors to tornadoes)
  • Detailed information about the strength, dimension, and movement of each circulation
  • Historical and future tracks of the circulation for long-lived mesocyclones

Here's how to add this new layer to your map:

1.   Unlock your map by clicking the padlock icon in the upper-right of the Map Layers window
2.   On the main toolbar, click Map > Add Layer
3.   In the Layer Browser, click the Severe Weather category
4.   Find the layer labeled "Meso (MDA)" and click Add To Map




5/1/2010 8:11:30 AM #

Reference the "New MDA Layer"
I am confused. I seem to already have MDA on my version of
Weather Defender. Is this an upgrade to a later version of
this layer and if so is there a link to the download for it?


Larry Phillips

5/2/2010 8:24:03 AM #

You do not need to install anything extra. New or Enhanced Layers automatically show up through the Layer Browser in Weather Defender.

Rory Groves

5/21/2010 9:32:29 AM #

very interesting,like it.


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