Radar Workshop

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Radar Workshop

September 14, 2023 1:00 pm - September 15, 2023 4:30 pm EDT

The Radar Workshop is a three hours workshop on the theory and use of weather radar data including hands-on section where participants download and display data.


Thursday, September 14, 2023 |1-4 pm EST
Repeat: Friday, September 15, 2023 | 1-4 pm EST

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This workshop is a 2 hours content, 1 hour guided hands-on instruction, 1 hour optional practice. Workshop will employ NOAA’s Weather and Climate Toolkit installed on lab computers, but can be easily installed on personal computers.

Topics Includes:

  • Brief history of weather radars
  • How radars work
  • Estimation of precipitation rate from radar & multi-sensor observations
  • Detection of precipitation type from polarimetric radarmeasurements
  • Limitations in precipitation estimation due to beam geometry,bright bands & topography
  • Doppler & estimation of wind velocity, shear & wind profiles
  • Severe Storm detection: mesocyclones, tornadoes, downbursts,straight line winds, hail
  • Where to access radar data and derived products
  • Intro to working with radar data & making imagery

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September 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm EDT
September 15, 2023 @ 4:30 pm EDT
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City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, 10031
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