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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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NWS Denver / Front Range (KFTG) radar reflectivity data collected while a thunderstorm complex was located just north of the city of Denver on 30 July 2017. The CSU-CHILL radar observed the near-surface evolution of this system through PPI sector scans that repeated at ~1 minute intervals. Time lapse loops of selected CSU-CHILL data fields have been prepared. (Full Article...)

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Sea Pol radar. Sea Pol radar.

The newly-assembled Sea Pol radar (containerized system in the foreground with the radome access hatch open) started test operations at the CSU-CHILL radar site in August, 2017. Sea Pol is designed to collect dual polarization data using a wavelength of 5 cm while installed on ocean-going research ships.

Photo credit: Patrick Kennedy
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