Introduction to Weather Radars

Weather Radar
Weather & Environment
Meteorology

Basic theory of operation, overview of meteorological applications, dual polarization technology

​​In recent years, weather radar has advanced greatly and has played increasingly important roles when detecting and warning of different weather phenomena such as storms including hail, tornadoes, hurricanes or heavy winds. Weather radar also monitors larger weather systems and contribute to flood warnings by monitoring of rainfall intensity. Radar measurements have enables us to understand the atmosphere and do better weather predictions – and better weather forecasts.

"Introduction to Weather Radars" include the following topics:

  • Basic theory of operation
  • Overview of meteorological applications
  • Dual polarization technology

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Speaker

​Jason Selzler

Product Manager

​Jason Selzler is the product manager for weather radar signal processing and software. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota – St. Cloud in the field of meteorology. Before joining Sigmet in 2005, the leading company in weather radar signal processing at that time, he gained extensive experience in weather radar operations while working at the Reagan Test Site (RTS) in the Marshall Islands. There he was responsible for calibration, data quality control, and scan configurations of the Kwajalein Polarimetric Weather Radar (KPOL) being one of the first dual-polarimetric radars used in 24/7 operational role in support of RTS and the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM). Jason’s current responsibilities are to understand the needs of our customers, development of radar technology, and to steer the product development team with his knowledge.