The Phased Array Radar and Meteorological Studies Team will be conducting three data collection efforts this spring:
1) Detection and Adaptive Scheduling Experiment,
2 ) Rapid-Scan Polarization Experiment, and
3) 2013 PARISE (see sidebar to the right)
As the name implies, DASE will be taking advantage of the improved adaptive scanning capabilities of the MPARSUP 2013 spring release. The RSPE will be taking advantage of the return of KOUN for research use and will be used as a proxy for future dual-polarization PAR observations.
Scientific goals of DASE:
1. Evaluate performance of the ADAPTS-3 upgrade.
2. Demonstrate and evaluate of the use of new storm detection, tracking, and focused scheduled scanning capabilities.
3. Understand the evolutionary processes within a thunderstorm as it evolves into a downburst, including the precursor signatures and their operational uses for enhanced warning lead time.
4. Understand the evolutionary processes within a thunderstorm as it evolves into a supercell and subsequent tornadogenesis, and to evaluate low-altitude single-Doppler circulation and areal expansion rates in convergent vortex signatures.
Scientific goals of RSPE:
1. Observe rapid temporal changes in dual-polarization signatures that occur in cyclic supercells.
2. Observe rapid temporal changes in dual-polarization signatures that occur in downbursts.