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Surveillance Weather Radar 2000 AD

Weather radar technology merits

Technology developments

Capability of the NSSLís R&D weather surveillance radar

Oversampling

Z, standard processing

Z, from decorrelated samples

Mitigation of range velocity ambiguities

Phase coding, reflectivity

Phase coding, velocity

Staggered PRT, reflectivity

Staggered PRT, velocity

Dual polarization at NSSL

Fields of polarimetric variables

Dual polarization benefits

Stratiform rain vs snow

Imminent goals

Three challenges

Major endeavor, hydrometeor properties

Major endeavor, data assimilation

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