Hurricane Frances Deployment, Merrit Island, FL
Sept. 3-5, 2004. Texas Tech deployed both SMART radars onto the east Florida coast to investigate the low-level wind fields in landfalling hurricane Frances in early September. Radars were located in the Merrit Island area and collected data for over 24 hours.
A picture of the 'HPBL rolls' present in Hurricane Frances from SR-1. The mean wind has been removed using a VAD technique. What is shown can be thought of as the perturbations of radial velocity field. (Velocity perturbations are in meters per second, horizontal and vertical axes are distance in meters.)
Salt River Deployment, Phoenix, AZ
July-Aug 2004. SR-1 was deployed to the Phoenix AZ area from late July through mid-August to study convection and severe winds in the desert. NSSL scientists Dr. Ken Howard and Steve Vasiloff conducted the six week study as part of the Salt River project. Several other scientists, including Dr. Dave Jorgensen of NSSL, participated as well. Several excellent cases of severe winds associated with desert convection were obtained. An example of a strong haboob is shown here. This picture was taken 10- km south of Phoenix along I-10 near Queen Creek Road.
The Electrification and Lightning Experiment (TELEX), Central OK
May-June, 2004. Both SMART radars were deployed in the TELEX project from mid-May to early June to support the TELEX project field program (Drs. Rust and MacGorman, TELEX PIs). The radar PI was Dr. Mike Biggerstaff from the University of Oklahoma. Several excellent dual-Doppler data sets were obtained, including an unprecedented 2.5 hr data set during the tornadic "Geary" storm of 29 May 2004. Volume scans were obtained every 3 minutes for over 2 hours. Shown here (1800 x 1688) (600 x 563) is one of the base scans from SR-2 during the tornadic phase. Missing beams are due to low-level blockage.
Hurricane Isabel Deployment
News Release: Mobile Research Radars Capture Complete Picture of Hurricane Isabel
Animated radar images of Isabel landfall (Sept. 18, 2003)
Placement of SMART Radars in North Carolina (Sept. 17, 2003)
SR-2 Completed and Delivered to NSSL
Texas Tech Deploys SR-1 to Intercept Hurricane Lili, Southern LA
October, 2002. Images from Lili
SR-1 Currently with Texas Tech on Hurricane Research
SR-2 Rebuild and Recovery Continues
September, 2002. SR-2 completion anticipated in April, 2003.
NSSL Deploys SR-1 for IHOP Experiment
Preparing for IHOP Field Deployment
April, 2002. Preparing for IHOP field deployment.
New Pedestal Acquired for Replacement Radar
New vehicle ordered for SR-2.
NOAA funds fire-recovery for SR-2 radar as well as other NSSL mobile facilities.
Texas A&M deployment for NASA KAMP and CAMEX experiments.
Images from SR-1 deployment
Texas A&M, under the direction of Dr. Michael Biggerstaff and Jerry Guynes, deployed SR-1 in Key West, Florida from August 16 through September 26, 2001 in support of the NASA CAMEX and KAMP experiments.
CAMEX/KAMP Images include:
August 24, 2001: First radar
data from convection
September 3, 2001: Clear air data from the marine boundary layer after sunset
September 14, 2001: Observations from Tropical Storm Gabrielle at landfall near Venice, Florida
OU commits $100K to replace SR-2 vehicle
Fire destroys NSSL mobile facilities
July 2, 2001. SR-2 vehicle and pedestal lost in fire.