Radar Research at NSSL
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Radar is one of the most valuable tools available to a forecaster. From the original WSR-57 research project to Doppler radar, NEXRAD, dual-polarization technology and phased array radar, NSSL's research has truly changed the face of weather forecasting.
For the past several decades, research conducted by NOAA's National Severe Storms Lab has led to the development of a national weather radar network and progressing from having no warning of threatening weather to about a 15-minute lead-time. Current research with phased array radar promises to extend the warning lead-time much further.
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