Measurements in Oklahoma and Colorado

Palindrome’s upgraded polarimetric RTS was employed in two field campaigns in the US.

The Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC) of the University of Oklahoma is one of the leading weather radar technology research institutions. Our X-band system has not only been employed for the absolute and differential calibration of two of their radars (RAXPOL and PX1000), but we were also applying the newly developed capability to measure the radar’s differential phase on transmission. Initial comparisons with alternative methods exhibited an excellent agreement.

Further up north, Palindrome visited the CSU CHILL radar facility located in Greely, Colorado. On the menu were calibration measurements with CHILL itself as well as with the SAIL X-band radar. Although data analysis is still ongoing, we expect in-depth insight into one of the most famous weather radars in the world.