Webinar #15 - Thursday, February 7, 2013
"Educated Echoes: An Introduction to Doppler and Dual-polarization Weather Radar "
Pat Kennedy, CHILL Radar, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
"Weather radar images showing the geographic
distribution and intensity of precipitation are routinely distributed
via both broadcast television and the internet. These images have
historically been based on the strength of the received radar signal
(the “echo”). Recent technological advances have expanded the range of
measurements that can be made by National Weather Service (NWS) radars.
These enhanced measurements include radial (Doppler) velocity as well
as several additional quantities that have become available through the
ongoing NWS upgrade to dual-polarization operations. This talk will
provide a basic introduction to the measurements made by
dual-polarization Doppler weather radars. Example observations
collected by the National Science Foundation-sponsored CSU-CHILL radar
will be presented."
View Pat Kennedy's presentation slides (6.2MB)
View the Webinar by clicking here: http://youtu.be/fRp0F5Knr6s