To find ways to better protect people from flash floods, researchers are spending this summer evaluating methods of observing rain and flash floods.
Dual-polarized weather radar can estimate the number of bats in a swarm similar to the way it can estimate the number of raindrops in a cloud.
NSSL has sent a team of researchers and the dual-polarized X-Band mobile Doppler radar to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
December 1, NSSL’s mobile radar team will begin to collect data with the Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching Radar (SMART-R) in southern California to help monitor rainstorms that may trigger dangerous debris flows.
A team of NSSL scientists operated NOAA NSSL’s mobile X-band dual-polarized radar (NO-XP) in Colorado through September 20 to collect data and analyze storm characteristics in the Gunnison river basin.
NSSL’s SMART-R team has deployed a mobile radar near a target burn area each winter to supply real-time close-up radar data during rain eventsA/USGS prototype Debris Flow Warning System experiment.