Massachusetts Test Bed
On the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, CASA maintains a test bed to prototype and test new components, algorithms and systems before they get integrated into other operational test beds. The MA test bed offers the unique capability to co-locate mutiple instuments for side by side comparisons with radar observations. From 2010 to 2013, the on-campus CASA weather radar was operated during severe
weather to provide real-time support to campus emergency management
officials. The radar filled an important coverage gap between the National Weather Service Albany and Taunton radars, providing local, high resolution weather data for improved decision making during severe weather.
MA1 Radar image of June 1, 2011 tornado passing from Monson to Brimfield, MA
Tornado damage in Brimfield, MA