7A.6 SMART-R and the DYNAMO/CINDY2011 6-month Extended Observation Period

Tuesday, 17 April 2012: 2:45 PM
Champions DE (Sawgrass Marriott)
Courtney Schumacher, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

The Texas A&M Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching Radar (SMART-R), a truck-mounted C-band, Doppler radar system, was deployed on Addu Atoll in the Maldives from October 2011 through March 2012 for the Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (DYNAMO)/Cooperative Indian Ocean Experiment on Intraseasonal Variability in the Year 2011 (CINDY2011). SMART-R was run continuously during the 6-month EOP to capture statistics on the evolution of convection during multiple MJO initiations. A suite of products was created from the measurements of reflectivity and radial velocity including rain maps, convective/stratiform/anvil echo type partitioning, storm top heights, latent heating and divergence profiles, and cell-based tracked characteristics. This presentation will highlight details of the SMART-R data set and initial results from this time period.
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