Additionally, S-Pol collected data for significant periods on 9, 10, 11 May 2002, with some of those time periods corresponding to times of both severe weather and dryline formation. See the scan listings for details of those time periods.
During operations, a fairly standardized set of scans were repeated. The scan sequence included six full 360° sweeps at elevations between 0.0° and 4.0°. The 0.0° sweep used a low number of samples per beam, and was designed specifically for Fabry refractivity purposes. Higher-tilt scans typically used between 110 and 140 samples per beam. Beam spacing was on the order of 0.8° to 1.1° per beam.
17-May-02 21:06 thru 17-May-02 22:13 Down for planned maintenance 20-May-02 14:04 thru 20-May-02 14:24 25-May-02 14:25 thru 25-May-02 15:05 28-May-02 14:32 thru 28-May-02 17:16 RDA1 failure; RDA2 recording OK. 02-Jun-02 13:22 thru 02-Jun-02 13:59 Lost transmitter driver; paused tapes. 04-Jun-02 22:20 thru 04-Jun-02 22:51 Shut radar down to change waveguide rotary switch 13-Jun-02 18:19 thru 13-Jun-02 21:05 performing noise and solar calibrations 16-Jun-02 13:22 thru 16-Jun-02 15:08 tape ran out overnight (samples/beam too few, so too many beams) 18-Jun-02 14:31 thru 18-Jun-02 14:46 unintended pause during calibration scans 24-Jun-02 19:52 thru 24-Jun-02 20:42 Data Acquisition systems both crashed.