Focused observations of storms lead to faster updates since the radar does not waste time scanning clear-air regions.
Radar Research News
NSSL will conduct the first experiment to directly compare how forecasters issue warnings based on data provided at current radar update rates, with warnings issued based on faster data updates provided by Phased Array Radar (PAR).
Researchers from NSSL’s Radar Research and Development Division are perfecting their radar relay handoff as they rotate through Birch Bay, Washington to operate the NOAA-Xband dual-POLarized (NO-XP) mobile radar in support of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Winter Precipitation Identification Near the Ground (W-PING) project invites public observations of winter precipitation from volunteers within a 90-mile radius of Norman, Okla. Go to http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/winter/
NSSL has sent a team of researchers and the dual-polarized X-Band mobile Doppler radar to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.