BALTRAD community-based weather radar networking
30 December 2015
© 2015 Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Norrköping, Sweden
BALTRAD is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
BALTRAD is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
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This package installs and deploys BALTRAD software, along with the dependencies it requires. The development of this system has been performed by a distributed partnership with funding partly from the EU's Baltic Sea Region Programme between February 2009 and January 2014 as part of the BALTRAD and BALTRAD+ projects. This partnership, including partners outside the projects, comprises the following organizations:

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Poland
Latvian Environmental Geology and Meteorological Centre
Danish Meteorological Institute
Republican Hydrometeorological Centre, Belarus
Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
Estonian Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
German Weather Service
Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service under the Ministry of Environment
Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark
Aarhus Water A/S, Denmark
Ukranian Hydrometeorological Center
Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring


The system is built by several different partners, so we have decided to keep this introduction to a minimum. For a more detailed introduction outlining the concepts governing how this system is build, how its various components interact, and how it all works, please read the user guide at ...

If you are seeking technical details at of a given system component, please see the specific section below containing them.