publication . Article . 1993

The WSR-88D and the WSR-88D Operational Support Facility

Timothy D. Crum; Ron L. Alberty;
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  • Published: 30 Aug 1993 Journal: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, volume 74, pages 1,669-1,687 (issn: 0003-0007, eissn: 1520-0477, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Abstract
The Weather Surveillance Radar—1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) System is the product of the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) program, a joint effort of the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, and Transportation. WSR-88D Systems meet the common needs of the three agencies and are being installed across the United States and at selected overseas sites. These systems provide Doppler capabilities, increased receiver sensitivity, and real-time display of base and derived products that will enable forecasters to improve the detection of and give greater advanced warning of severe weather events. Many nonsevere weather and hydrological applications are also expected. W...
Subjects
free text keywords: Atmospheric Science, Doppler radar, law.invention, law, NEXRAD, Doppler effect, symbols.namesake, symbols, Severe weather, Weather radar, Bad weather, Operator training, Computer science, Meteorology, Aeronautics
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