Tag: WSR-88D

Significant Paper: The Impact of Range Oversampling Processing on Tornado Velocity Signatures Obtained from WSR-88D Super-Resolution Data.

Significant Paper: The Impact of Range Oversampling Processing on Tornado Velocity Signatures Obtained from WSR-88D Super-Resolution Data.

The Impact of Range Oversampling Processing on Tornado Velocity Signatures Obtained from WSR-88D Super-Resolution Data.  Authors: Torrres, S.M. and Curtis, C.D. Journal: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology Publication Date: Online 7/28/15  Important Conclusions: Researchers applied “range oversampling,” a technique that cuts radar update times in half while increasing the accuracy of the data, to WSR-88D super-resolution data. WSR-88D super-resolution

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Latest weather radar research on display this week

Latest weather radar research on display this week

Weather radar research is a key part of NSSL’s mission in support of the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS). This week, NSSL/CIMMS scientists will share the latest in weather radar research at the American Meteorological Society’s 2013 Conference on Radar Meteorology in Breckenridge, Colo.

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A tribute to the “Father of NEXRAD”

Dale Sirmans

For many in the weather radar community, Dale Sirmans is recognized as the father of the NEXt-Generation RADar (NEXRAD). As the lead engineer and principal architect of NSSL’s first 10-cm Doppler weather radar, his leadership and guidance helped bring Doppler radar to the National Weather Service. Sirmans recently passed away on December 23 in Albertville, Ala., at 76, and we wanted to celebrate his five decades of contributions to weather radar, weather science and to the careers of future engineers and scientists.

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