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Frasier Gives Keynote Address at ERAD

Professor Stephen Frasier of the Electrical and Computer Department gave one of the keynote addresses at the 7th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology (ERAD-2012), hosted by Météo France in Toulouse, France this summer. His keynote address, entitled “Signal processing challenges in phased-array radar meteorology,” surveyed the state of the art in phased-array weather radar and the challenge of implementing cost-effective systems that will support the recent adoption of dual-polarization by many national weather services. Frasier also chaired the session on Signal Processing and co-authored six additional papers related to theory and observations by X-band radar in meteorology. 

ERAD, a bi-annual conference series which began in 2000, had over 400 registered participants from 32 countries this year. ERAD is held on alternate years from its U.S. counterpart, the American Meteorological Society's Conference on Radar Meteorology. Topics of particular focus included advances in meteorological radar technology, radar polarimetry, X-band radar, severe weather, rainfall estimation and hydrological studies, and Aeroecology. (September 2012)