Radar in atmospheric sciences and related research: Current systems, emerging technology, and future needs

AMS Citation:
Bluestein, H. B., and Coauthors, 2014: Radar in atmospheric sciences and related research: Current systems, emerging technology, and future needs. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95, 1850-1861, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00079.1.
Date:2014-12-01
Resource Type:article
Title:Radar in atmospheric sciences and related research: Current systems, emerging technology, and future needs
Abstract: To assist the National Science Foundation in meeting the needs of the community of scientists by providing them with the instrumentation and platforms necessary to conduct their research successfully, a meeting was held in late November 2012 with the purpose of defining the problems of the next generation that will require radar technologies and determining the suite of radars best suited to help solve these problems. This paper summarizes the outcome of the meeting: (i) Radars currently in use in the atmospheric sciences and in related research are reviewed. (ii) New and emerging radar technologies are described. (iii) Future needs and opportunities for radar support of high-priority research are discussed. The current radar technologies considered critical to answering the key and emerging scientific questions are examined. The emerging radar technologies that will be most helpful in answering the key scientific questions are identified. Finally, gaps in existing radar observing technologies are listed.
Peer Review:Refereed
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OpenSky citable URL: ark:/85065/d7rr208w
Publisher's Version: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00079.1
Author(s):
  • Howard Bluestein
  • Robert Rauber
  • Donald Burgess
  • Bruce Albrecht
  • Scott Ellis - NCAR/UCAR
  • Yvette Richardson
  • David Jorgensen
  • Stephen Frasier
  • Phillip Chilson
  • Robert Palmer
  • Sandra Yuter
  • Wen-chau Lee - NCAR/UCAR
  • David Dowell
  • Paul Smith
  • Paul Markowski
  • Katja Friedrich
  • Tammy Weckwerth - NCAR/UCAR
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