Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snow bands as seen from the DOW

The DOW has already been deployed for approximately 5 hours and has collected some interesting data.  Seen below are the reflectivty and velocity fields for a snowband with a wave-like structure.

Deployment #1 Underway

Deployment # 1 is underway!

The image below was captured from the Mayville, ND radar, KMVX, at 6:03 pm.  You'll see the location of Grand Forks, Crookston, and the Buxton Field Site (Road Weather Field Research Facility).  The DOW arrived on site at 3 pm and is currently operating.  Three shifts of operators are planned for the DOW, at this time.  NorthPol operations are active, too, but issues with the radar may impact data retrieval.