This spring, National Weather Service forecasters participating in the NWRT demonstration at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed in Norman, Oklahoma will be introduced to PAR data for the first time. The NWRT demonstration will be conducted from 15 April through 30 June 2007 and will primarily be concerned with data collection within a 150 km radius of the PAR prior to and during severe weather warning operations. Two overarching goals of the NWRT demonstration are to test the adaptive, multi-purpose scanning capability of PAR and to collect feedback from NWS forecasters on operational benefits and challenges of integrating PAR data into warning decision-making. The preliminary results of this study will be reported in the extended abstract.
Supplementary URL: http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/pardemo