OU Researchers Deploy to Hurricane Dorian
The University of Oklahoma Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching radar team, led by Dr. Mike Biggerstaff, deployed on Thursday to collect data in Florida regarding Hurricane Dorian. SMART-R, a vehicle owned by OU’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, is a hurricane-tested SR2 C-band dual-polarimetric SMART radar truck. The team has previously researched several other hurricanes and tr0pical storms throughout the southeastern United States. The team is working closely with colleagues from Texas Tech University and the University of Florida-Gainesville, as well as scientists from NOAA National Severe Storms Lab. Collectively, these scientists are known as the Digital Hurricane Consortium. Members of the team include graduate students Addison Alford, Noah Brauer, Jordan Laser, and Alec Prosser, undergraduate student Jeffrey Stevenson, and research scientist Gordon Carrie.
The SR2 data can be viewed at http://smartr.metr.ou.edu/smartr2/latest/. The team is also producing dual Doppler analysis in near-real time: http://smartr.metr.ou.edu/dorian/dual_dop/. You can also watch them work via embedded Nest cams: https://video.nest.com/live/6J5c8PIWhN https://video.nest.com/live/g0FgtWh9RJ, which were added last year as a collaborative effort between OU, AT&T and The Weather Channel to equip several of the University-affiliated mobile research trucks with cameras.
For more information and frequent updates, follow the team on Twitter: @OU_SRs