Scientific and Technical Advancement

John Hubbert (EOL), Mike Dixon (RAL), Scott Ellis (EOL), and Greg Meymaris (RAL)
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For the Real Time Ground Clutter Mitigation for Weather Radar. Ground clutter contaminates true precipitation echoes, making it difficult to interpret radar data and, therefore, provide accurate forecasts. The nominees have developed a real-time, radar signal processing solution to this serious problem, a fuzzy logic algorithm entitled, Clutter Mitigation Decision (CMD). The CMD will help improve the understanding of the atmosphere, increase societal resilience to weather, and help provide world-class state-of-the-art radar data through this successful research-to-operations enhancement.