Software

The DAWG manages two software packages for the SuperDARN community, the Radar Software Toolkit and pyDARN.

For information on how to cite the software in publications, please visit the Zenodo site for each package (links below).

About the software

RST is the primary software for SuperDARN data processing and analysis. Key components of the package include FITACF, which determines the power, velocity, spectral width and elevation angle parameters from raw autocorrelation functions (ACFs), and MAP POTENTIAL, which produces global plasma convection maps by fitting the measured velocity vectors to a statistical model. The code was originally written by Rob Barnes at JHU/APL, and is now maintained collaboratively by the SuperDARN community under the leadership of the DAWG.

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Documentation

Documentation for RST is provided on two sites:

Questions and bug reports

RST is maintained on the SuperDARN/rst repository on Github. If you have questions or find a bug, please open a new issue on Github. Alternatively, you can contact us by email.

Previous versions

About the software

pyDARN was first released in 2020 and replaces the deprecated DaViT-py package.

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Documentation

Documentation for pyDARN is available here

Questions and bug reports

pyDARN is maintained on the SuperDARN/pydarn repository on Github. If you have questions or find a bug, please open a new issue on Github. Alternatively, you can contact us by email.