Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6481–6494, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6481-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6481–6494, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6481-2018

Research article 05 Dec 2018

Research article | 05 Dec 2018

The NCAS mobile dual-polarisation Doppler X-band weather radar (NXPol)

Ryan R. Neely III et al.

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Mobile X-band radars are widely used by atmospheric scientists to observe clouds and make estimates of rainfall. Here we describe the National Centre for Atmospheric Science's mobile X-band dual-polarisation Doppler radar (NXPol). NXPol is the first radar of its kind in the UK. To demonstrate the radar’s capabilities, we present examples of its use in three field campaigns as well as an example from ongoing observations at the National Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research.