Remote Sensing

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Ground Based Doppler Radar (including the WSR-88D)
DOW (X Band Doppler on Wheels)
Airborne Radar
Cloud (K band) radar
Lidar
Profilers
RASS
Sodars
satellite

LIDARS

Photo of the Sable Lidar

Sable lidar image of the boundary layer

Photo of a NOAA lidar

Time-height display of the NOAA lidar data

PPI display of the NOAA lidar data

Aerosols, Virga, and Cirrus

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AIRBORNE RADARS

Eldora and the Electra in the air

NOAA P3 and NCAR Electra on the ground

Eldora data showing the deepening inflow into a supercell thunderstorm

Eldora data showing a Hail recirculation pattern

Eldora data showing another Hail Recirculation pattern

Eldora cross section through a tornado

Eldora cross section through a supercell showing major attenuation

Dual-Doppler wind field associated with a supercell Hook Echo

Eldora clear-air data through the dryline and HCRs

Eldora clear-air data in the boundary layer

Eldora data through a sharp dryline

Airborne Observations of an oceanic midlatitude cylcone

Satellite Imagery

Cross section Locations

Cross section through the warm front

Another cross section through the warm front

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CLOUD (K BAND) RADARS

Photo of NOAA's K band cloud radar

Photo of NOAA's vertically pointing cloud radar

Amazing images from the K band cloud radars.....

VAD showing major vertical shear

K-H waves on top of stratocumulus

K-H waves in a strongly sheared environment

A lenticular cloud!

Cloud radar sees mammatus!

Freezing rain and the bright band!

Insects and Virga in the boundary layer

precipitation types in a convective storm

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GROUND-BASED MICROWAVE RADARS

Photo of NCAR's S-Pol Radar

Cross section through gust front and parent storm with X band radar

RHI through an isolated thunderstorm

RHI through a series of thunderstorms

Line of thunderstorms/sea breeze on 15 Aug, 1991 - Reflectivity Velocities

Example of 2nd trip echoes

Squall line over Eastern Florida

RHI through a large thunderstorm - Reflectivity Velocities ZDR

88-D data of a supercell observed over NE Colorado:

Radar Reflecitvity 0.5 1.5 2.5 3.5
Doppler Velocity 0.5 1.5 2.5 3.5

88-D images of a circular outflow boundary: Reflectivity   Doppler Velocities

88-D images of a Supercell:  Low-level Hook and velocity couplet and upper level divergence with the updraft

88-D images of another Hook Echo associated with a Supercell:  Reflectivity    Velocities

88-D images of a Squall line Event (Derecho):   Low-Level Reflectivity    Low-Level Velocity     Upper-Level Reflectivity

88-D Clear-Air data of a dryline observed over the Texas Panhandle

3 mm radar images of a hook echo within a supercell     Reflectivity     Velocities  

Two examples of boundary layer convection, HCRs and open cells

Collision of a seabreeze front and a gust front over eastern Florida   Reflectivity    Velocities

PPI of a freezing Rain Storm in a sheared environment with a distinct bright band

RHI of a freezing Rain Storm in a sheared environment with a distinct bright band

Clear air data of a boundary layer convergence zone (The Denver Convergence Zone)

RHI through a big thunderstorm showing the updraft, folded velocites in the downdraft, divergence aloft, and a possible hail recirculation observable in the radial velocity and reflectivity data:  Reflectivity    Velocities

RHI through a supercell showing major turbulence aloft, BWER, and folded velocities at low-levels in the updraft

(BWER- Bounded Weak Echo Region- They indicate the location of a very strong updraft)

PPI scan of a microburst:    Reflectivity    Velocites

A sea-breeze front and Horizontal Convective Rolls observed over Florida

A sea-breeze front, Horizontal Convective Rolls and a Gust Front Observed over Florida

Evolution of an offshore flow sea-breeze event

Horizontal Convective Rolls observed over Eastern Florida on 6 August, 1991

Sea-breeze and a gust front observed over Eastern Florida    Reflectivity   Velocities  

A GREAT example of warm air advection from Burlington's 88-D    Reflectivity   Velocities

Another GREAT example of warm air advection from Burlington's 88-D  Reflectivity  Velocities  Satellite  Surface

A NICE example of destabilization, warm air advection at low levels and cold air advection aloft    Velocities   Reflectivity

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DOW (DOPPLER ON WHEELS)

Photo of the DOW

Supercell with major hook echo

Hook echo before tornadogenesis

Hook echo at tornadogenesis

Reflectivity and radial velocity fields of young tornado

Reflectvitiy and radial velocity fields of mature tornado

Also, check out the DOW web site for more information and images

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PROFILERS

915 Mhz Profiler winds in High mode

915 Mhz Profiler winds in Low mode

915 Mhz Profiler vertical velocity in High mode

915 Mhz Profiler vertical velocity in Low mode

Profiler sees a Mesoscale Convective System

Profiler sees a freezing rain storm

Profiler sees jet stream cirrus

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SODARS

Photo of Sodar

Example of Sodar wind profile

Example of Sodar derived vertical velocities

Combine profiler and sodar wind profile

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RASS

Photo of RASS and 915 MHz profiler

Example of boundary layer temperature evolution from RASS

Another example of boundary layer temperature evolution from RASS

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SATELLITE DATA FROM GOES 8 AND 9'

Goes 8 visible image of a Lake Effect Snow

Goes 8 visible image of a "lake effect" snow field

Snow field created by the "Great October Blizzard of 97"

Gravity Waves over the North East

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Last update: December 31, 2003 07:49