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Title:The CHILL Radar Facility: a Description
Author(s):Mueller, Eugene A.; Vogel, John L.
Subject(s):CHILL Radar
meteorological projects
Abstract:The CHILL radar system was designed and developed jointly by the University of CHicago and the ILLinois State Water Survey from 1968 to 1970. CHILL is a transportable, dual-wavelength (3 and 10 cm), dual polarization, Doppler radar. Between 1971 and 1983 the CHILL Radar Facility was used in many meteorological projects in East Central Illinois and in other locations in the United States. From 1971 though 1983 the CHILL radar had been moved 24 times and had taken data at 7 locations. By 1981 some of the components were becoming unreliable. In particular, the data processor was showing signs of wear and tear as a result of the many moves and the large number of weather related projects which the CHILL had served. A Workshop was convened in 1983 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to determine the desirability of refurbishing the CHILL. The feeling of the Workshop was that a need existed for a research radar like the CHILL. As a result, in 1984 the NSF awarded a 5-year Cooperative Agreement to the Illinois State Water Survey and the University of Illinois to refurbish, upgrade, and operate the CHILL radar as a National Facility.
Issue Date:1988
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-102
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/48976
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-05


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