92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Monday, 23 January 2012
New Science for the WSR-88D: Status of the Dual-Polarization Upgrade
Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Darcy S. Saxion, Air Force Weather Agency, Norman, OK; and R. L. Ice
Manuscript (1.0 MB)

Poster PDF (281.8 kB)

The NEXRAD tri-agencies (DOC, DOD, DOT) determined that adding dual polarization to the WSR-88D will provide increased information which will enhance the capabilities the network of weather radars that covers our nation. Since the mission of the Radar Operations Center (ROC) is to manage the life-cycle support of the network of weather radars, we are validating and testing the upgrade. This paper outlines the past progress and current status of the dual polarization upgrade to the WSR-88D fleet.

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