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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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CSU-CHILL S-band reflectivity data collected in a 1.4 deg elevation PPI scan through a snowband associated with a cold front. Plots showing various indications of this cold front, seen both in the surface data collected at the CSU campus in Fort Collins as well as in the CSU-CHILL radar observations, have been prepared. (Full Article...)

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Thunderstorm Zdr regimes. Thunderstorm Zdr regimes.

A low elevation angle CSU-CHILL PPI sweep through a strong thunderstorm captures several Zdr regimes: Positive values in areas of oblate raindrops; ~0 dB values from randomly oriented hailstones; and negative Zdr levels in the three body scattering artifact located down-range of the echo core.

Photo credit: Patrick Kennedy
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