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The Doppler On Wheels NSF Lower Atmospheric Observing Facility

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Thursday, 6 November 2014
Capitol Ballroom AB (Madison Concourse Hotel)
Joshua Wurman, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO; and K. A. Kosiba, P. Robinson, B. pereira, R. Humphrey, and T. Meyer

The DOW facility is a network of mobile radars, currently consisting of two dual-frequency, dual-polarization fast-scanning radars, and a multi-frequency multi-beam rapid-scan radar. DOWs have been deployed recently to the ASCII weather modification study, the LLAP and OWLeS lake effect snow studies, the VORTEX2 tornado study, the ROTATE low level tornadic wind studies, HAL hurricane landfall studies, and the ASCII orographic precipitation study. DOWs will be participating in the OWLeS lake effect snow study, and have been requested for several other field programs in 2014-2016. The capabilities of the DOW network and examples of products will be described, as well as recent upgrades to platforms, antennas, and other systems.