Manufactured by Radiometrics and added to the MIPS platform in 2009, the XPR is a unique tool to the MIPS. The XPR is a horizonatally polarized, vertically-pointing Doppler radar that allows for high resolution vertical Doppler moments from the surface to ~10 km above ground level. With the XPR, we are able to gather critcal information regarding updraft/downdraft strength, vertical structure of reflectivity, and vertical structures of spectrum width.