by Pilar Gumà-Claramunt

AMS 3The ITaRS fellows Alexander Myagkov, Lukas Pfitzenmaier and Pilar Gumà-Claramunt participated in the 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology that was held in Norman (Oklahoma) from 14th to 18th September 2015.

The conference covered several interesting topics, such as cloud microphysical studies, new and emerging radar technology, mesoscale and severe weather, airborne and spaceborne radars, operational radar networks and products, millimetre wavelength radars, QPE (Quantitative Precipitation Estimation) and hydrological applications, nowcasting and NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction) models.

The ITaRS fellows had a very active participation at the conference, both as audience as presenters.

Alexander Myagkov contributed to the conference with a presentation and a poster entitled “A 35-GHz cloud radar with the hybrid polarimetric configuration” and “Determination of shape andAMS 1 orientation of ice crystals in mixed-phase clouds based on observations from polarimetric cloud radar” respectively. Lukas Pfitzenmaier presented “Correcting radar Doppler spectra for atmospheric dynamics to study microphysics within mixed phase clouds”, and Pilar Gumà-Claramunt presented the poster “Combined cloud radar and lidar aerosol observations in Potenza”.

Apart from attending the conference, the fellows had the opportunity to visit some of the radar facilities in Norman, such as the National Weather Center (NWC), the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) and the Radar Innovations Lab. Summing up, the conference was a very fruitful and nice experience for the fellows, getting to know many experts in the field, having interesting discussions and visiting one of the most interesting radar places in the world.


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