Researchers prepare to launch an experimental weather balloon on April 5, 2022, near a storm in Greenville, Alabama. (NOAA) This winter has brought multiple rounds of devastating severe weather to the southeastern U.S., with more…
Tag: Radar Research News
Using a dual-pol radar feature to anticipate downburst development
Downbursts—an area of strong winds in a thunderstorm—can damage trees and buildings, disrupt air travel, and cause loss of life. Decades of work by scientists has revealed a lot of information about downbursts including certain…
Leader, engineer, and innovator in Doppler radar passes away
Richard “Dick” Doviak, a renowned radar engineer and professor, passed away recently. Research conducted by Doviak and others at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory helped convince the NOAA National Weather Service of Doppler radar’s…
Researcher awarded at international radar conference
The American Meteorological Society recently awarded a researcher for his contributions to the weather radar community.
Radar experts publish new book on weather radar technology
A new book highlights the biggest technological upgrade to Doppler radars since first installed – dual-polarization technology.
Radar improvement helps forecasters to “see” storms better
Radars are a vital tool for weather forecasters because they provide a detailed picture of storms as they’re happening. A new radar technique is helping forecasters provide more accurate information about rain and snow storms.
NSSL unveils newest radar innovation
The Advanced Technology Demonstrator is the newest in a long line of radar innovations developed and tested at the lab in Norman, Oklahoma.
VIDEO: Advanced Technology Demonstrator
Learn about NSSL’s latest radar with this Bite Sized Science video!
Significant Publication: Cylindrical Polarimetric Phased Array Radar: Beamforming and Calibration for Weather Applications
The following significant paper publication was reported to headquarters the week of June 19. NOAA authors are bolded. “Cylindrical Polarimetric Phased Array Radar: Beamforming and Calibration for Weather Applications” By Fulton, C. (OU ARRC) , J. L.…
Collaboration improves UK and US radar techniques to improve forecasts
The national weather radar system used throughout the United States by NOAA National Weather Service forecasters to “see” weather across the country is unique because it can be upgraded and modified with the newest capabilities,…