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This photo shows a dual radar designed to detect water droplets in clouds.


photo shows a dual radar

This photo shows a dual radar designed to detect water droplets in clouds that can cause icing hazards for aircraft. The larger, S-band radar produces images of clouds and precipitation, whereas the smaller, Ka-band radar (mounted near the bottom of the large dish) can detect weaker clouds that are not precipitating.

Credit: Carlye Calvin, UCAR

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