Our mission is to promote the use of radars in weather
and climate research, from severe weather nowcasting to cloud climatology.
Our group is interested in the optimization of radar systems and networks
through hardware and software innovations. The translation of radar observables
to physical parameters using both forward and inversion methods is a key
area of research for our group. Our scientific interest is in the physical
understanding of the atmospheric component of the hydrological cycle (e.g.,
cloud, precipitation, radiation and thermodynamics) and the improved representation
of cloud and precipitation processes in global, regional and storm scale
Today, we are entering the golden age of ground-based radar observations, propelled
by continuous technological innovations that led to the development of sophisticated
radar systems and the use of distributed collaborative adaptive observing networks.
This can help us to evolve beyond past observational constraints that view only parts
of the atmosphere, and provide a new holistic view of the atmosphere in action. At the radar
system level, state-of-the-art scanning cloud radars capable of detecting the 3D structure
and monitoring the entire lifetime of small cloud entities and layers are now available.
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