Phased-array Weather Radar Deployed in Texas

  MIRSL students Krzsystof Orzel and Izzy Masiunas have deployed the first X-band phased-array weather radar atop an engineering bulding on the campus of the University of Texas, Arlington.  This radar is currently operating from this vantage point until June to observe severe weather concurrent with ongoing operations of CASA's Dallas/Fort Worth Urban Network.  Comparisons of the phased-array's measurements with those of the mechanically-scanned CASA radars will reveal the impact of potential biases in the radar observables due to the differing scan geometry of phased arrays.