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National Weather Radar Facility
The CSU-CHILL National Weather Radar Facility, located in Greeley, CO, is an advanced, transportable dual-polarized dual-wavelength (S- and X-band) weather radar system. The facility is operated by Colorado State University, under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation and the University.

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24may2016 KFTG 2156 1.3deg Z anot.png

NWS KFTG reflectivity data from a 1.3 deg elevation angle PPI sweep through a strong thunderstorm located just northeast of the radar. The CSU-CHILL radar collected dual wavelength (S and X-band) data from this same storm. Data plots identifying X-band Mie scattering-related signatures been assembled. (Full Article...)

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Zdr depression. Zdr depression.

Reflectivity (upper panel) and differential reflectivity (Zdr; lower panel) data observed in a CSU-CHILL RHI scan through an early May thunderstorm. Near 0 dB Zdr values associated with quasi-spherical ice particles nearly reach the surface in the central echo core.

Photo credit: Patrick Kennedy
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