Weather radar signal processing techniques

The goal of signal processing is to extract the maximum amount of information from a signal. In the context of weather radars, this includes all the manipulations needed to transform the received weather signals (a.k.a. time-series data) into clean measurements of water content, wind velocity, and other meteorological variables.

Weather radar signal processing focuses on three main problems:

  • removal of artifacts (i.e., cleaning the weather signals from contaminating returns such as returns from the ground),
  • resolving measurement ambiguities (e.g., finding the correct location and magnitude of winds), and
  • improving the accuracy and precision of meteorological variables (i.e., providing the best estimate from the measured signals).

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ARRC team receives second NSF award to investigate tonado debris

We recently received a second award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for our research project "Understanding the Relationship Between Tornadoes and Debris Through Observed and Simulated Radar Data."

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NEXRAD class at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

This fall, I had the honor and privilege to teach an OLLI class with my friend and colleague Jami Boettcher. "NEXRAD Weather Radar: How it Works and What Those Images Tell Us" kept us busy for 5 weeks this fall.

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Paper makes the cover of IEEE journal

Our paper "Bootstrap Dual-Polarimetric Spectral Density Estimator" made the cover of the April 2017 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing journal.

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JTECH Associate Editor

I have accepted to serve as an associate editor for the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.

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Outstanding Service Award

I have been chosen as the winner of the 2016 OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service.

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