Twice each year NSSL engineers release a software upgrade to improve the capabilities of the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar (NWRT PAR). The Spring 2013 upgrade was released this week and is now operational.
New technique cuts radar update times in half to speed up warnings
As severe weather approaches central Oklahoma this spring, NSSL/Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies researchers will be able to study fast-changing storms using a new radar processing technique.
Phased array radar captures evolution of a tornado at close range
Subtle features in thunderstorms captured by rapid scanning phased array radar could alert forecasters to the potential of severe weather.
NSSL/CIMMS team wins prestigious award for phased-array radar research paper
A team of NSSL/CIMMS scientists were awarded the prestigious Professor Dr. Vilho Vaisala Award for their Outstanding Research Paper, “Rapid Sampling of Severe Storms by the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar.”