Initially, each team member provides commentary on how specific issues, related to his discipline, contribute to radar data quality problems, and then each discusses the site visits from his discipline-specific perspective.
Sites visited were chosen based on several criteria: local National Weather Service forecast office and region support; completion of all required modifications to the hardware and software; and an alarm-free radar. Further, for clutter suppression related problems, prior to visiting a site, it was first verified that the site was doing everything possible regarding the utilization of appropriate suppression. For these visits, technical and meteorological procedures are discussed, showing how they are intertwined and how each discipline is vital to a successful resolution of the problem.
Finally, a “Lessons Learned” section is provided, illuminating several findings that were unexpected and which went against previous knowledge.