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Signal Interference

Turbines and Industrial Turbine arrays interfere with radio, cell, radar and other signals. This interference has created issues with both weather forecasting and military radar.

Impact analysis of wind farms on telecommunication services  (PDF Download)

WIND FARMS AND THE WSR-88D, 2013 UPDATE. Ed Ciardi (NOAA-Affiliate), WSR-88D Radar Operations Center

To learn more about the WTC issue please visit previous NEXRAD NOW articles and/or the Wind Farm Interaction section on the ROC web site (Radar Operations Center – WindFarm Index). We have posted several posters, papers and briefings on this web page.

Palmer, R., S. Torres, R. Zhang, 2008: Characterization, Detection, and Mitigating Wind Turbine Clutter on the WSR88D Network. Briefing to the NEXRAD Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, Sept 2008, available at:

May 3, 2018, Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation

Jan. 1, 2016, Federal Interagency Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Strategy 

Sept. 30, 2014, IFT&E Industry Report: Wind Turbine-Radar Interference Test Summary

 April, 23 Overview of wind turbine interference with weather radar. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

Wind Farm Interference Shows Up on Doppler Radar, Marc Kavinsky – Senior Meteorologist,, Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

January 2008, Wind Farms and Radar,  Michael Brenner. The MITRE Corporation
JASON Program Office. US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate JSR-08-125

WIND FARM INTERACTION WITH NEXRAD RADAR. National Weather Service Radar Operations Center. 80-meter Wind Resource Map with Weather Radar Locations

Jody M. Prescott, Ridgelines And The National Security Implications Of Commercial Wind Energy Development In Vermont. VERMONT JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW [Vol. 13]

NEW CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING WIND TURBINE IMPACTS ON NEXRAD WEATHER RADARS. Richard. J. Vogt*, Timothy D. Crum, and William Greenwood, NEXRAD Radar Operations Center, Norman, Oklahoma.  Edward J. Ciardi, Serco – NA Inc., NEXRAD Radar Operations Center, Norman, Oklahoma. Ronald G. Guenther, Centuria Corporation, NEXRAD Radar Operations Center, Norman, Oklahoma

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