Radar and Remote Sensing

NEXRAD for Radar Ornithology

Phillip Stepanian

26 March 2015, 11:00 AM

Radar Innovations Lab # 202
Advanced Radar Research Center
3190 Monitor Ave.
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019

The NEXRAD network is the largest, densest, and most expensive ornithological observing network in North America. A range of local to continental-scale avian phenomena can be observed daily, but relatively little work has made use of these data. This presentation will discuss some of our multidisciplinary efforts combining biology, meteorology, and engineering to explore bird migration. The presentation will be split into two parts. The first half will be all about birds---what they look like, how they act, how people study them-- -and will include a gratuitous number of photos and animations. The second half will overview bird migration as a phenomenon observable by radar, and more specifically, how radar polarimetry can be used to test topics in migration theory.

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