Recovery Act Radars—what, Where, and When

Kevin Widener Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jimmy Voyles Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Nitin Bharadwaj Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Category: Instruments

Working Group: Cloud Life Cycle

The ARM Program received $60 million from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). Approximately half of this funding is being spent on radars. Currently under contract are: scanning C-band precipitation radars, scanning X-band precipitation radars, scanning X-band cloud radars, scanning Ka-band cloud radars, scanning W-band cloud radars, and upgrades to all of the millimeter wavelength cloud radars (MMCRs). This will significantly enhance ARM''''s 3D measurement capabilities at sites around the world. It also brings with it challenges in handling large volumes of data and making the data readily available for users. We will present what types of radars are going to which sites along with the schedules for the deployments.

This poster will be displayed at ASR Science Team Meeting.