Recent technological advances have greatly enhanced the value of weather radar for storm detection, warning, and study. The use of digital computing equipment in association with weather radars now provides techniques for collecting, monitoring, archiving, and presenting the radar measurements in a variety of useful ways and at rates that can keep pace with the acquisition of the data. Developments in Doppler radar technology allow the measurement of air motions (such as tornado vortices) and other features of storm structures. The AMS commends the U.S. Government for its initiative in planning for an advanced weather radar system. The AMS urges governments to place a high priority on the design, procurement, and deployment of the new weather radar systems that incorporate both Doppler and digital processing capabilities.

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