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Welcome to the radar group at the Department of Meteorology. Our group is involved in a wide range of remote sensing activities, using ground based observations from the Chilbolton Observatory (home to the worlds largest steerable meteorological radar), satellite measurements from CloudSat and CALIPSO, and operational rain radar measurements in collaboration with the Met Office. Our aim is to explore the microphysics and dynamics of clouds and precipitation, as well as developing retrieval techniques to measure cloud properties and turbulence from continuous Doppler radar and lidar measurements. We are also developing operational techniques to measure precipitation rates and near-surface wind & humidity fields from the UK's network of C-band radars.
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Introduction to radar
Radar observations of thunderstorms, overview of a case study from 28 July 2000
Radar observations of a cold front, overview of a case study from 20 October 2000
Doppler measurements of Kelvin Helmholtz billows
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