Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 06:25:32 -0500
From: Francis Ridge <>
Subject: Rating radar cases

Radar cases processed into the RADCAT system and directories will be rated from 1 to 5, 5 being the highest rating that can be assigned. Cases initially processed and posted will have an "initial rating" of 1 to 5. After review, the "preliminary" part of the rating will be removed and the final rating number listed.

1 - Explainable or explained
2 - Probably explainable with more data
3 - Possibly explainable, but with elements of strangeness
4 - Strange; does not conform to known principles
5 - Highly strange: suggests intelligent guidance

If two analysts don't agree on the rating, the average will be used.

The ratings would be coded into the DBase for easy extraction as well as listed on the case directory as stated above. Analyses, comments, are already added to the case directories as they come up.