Weather Radar Networking: COST 73 Project / Final Report by D. H. Newsome (auth.), D. H. Newsome (eds.)

By D. H. Newsome (auth.), D. H. Newsome (eds.)

Over the earlier 20 years, there was a swift enlargement within the variety of opera­ tional, electronic climate radars in Europe. paintings inside expense seventy three influenced using facts from those radars and in addition established the opportunity of the overseas trade of climate radar facts in close to real-time. The administration Committee of the price seventy three venture have laid the foun­ dations upon which destiny foreign operational radar networking should be in-built Europe, and has indicated the instructions that destiny climate radar technological advancements may well take. all through this 5 yr venture, it's been attainable to be successful o~ in the course of the goodwill of the members. The significant foreign co-operation is, in no smaIl degree, the underpinning it is because the administration Committee of price seventy three were capable of deal with this kind of wide selection of subject matters in the basic type of foreign climate radar networking. it's been an honour to have had the chance to behave as Chairman of a bunch of meteorolo­ gists, engineers and bosses owning any such big range of skills and adventure. i want to take this chance to thank all of them for his or her many and sundry contributions.

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The table gives the number, area per radar and average distance and horizontal extension of the radar beam for existing and planned radars as reported in COST 73. 54 SQRT (Area». The average horizontal extension of the radar beam is the extension of the beam at this distance, considering the actual 3 dB width of the beam as indicated by each country. 32 Table 5 Answers and Calculated Results from the Questionnaire of COST 73 Existing and Planned Radars Beceiver aod Bange Correction Country Receiver lin range dB toler.

88 The vertical prome of dn I dh may vary considerably, depending on the meteorological situation. A well-known extreme is the occurrence of very large values of R' / R, resulting in anomalous propagation. For the present purpose it is preferred to use one average R' for every radar. ) of the radar beam. Table 11 may serve as a guide for the choice of R'. The values shown are for some typical heights and for three (average) temperature profIles. For a certain observation height and temperature the best choice for R'I R will be somewhere between the values specified for the very humid and the very dry atmospheres, tabulated in the two sections of Table 11.

Continuation courses on specific subjects are also arranged. The scope of the courses covers all operational aspects, but reference to source code may be made when necessary and computer specialist trainees are expected to be familiar with the high-Ievel1anguage used. 72 Specialist users such as aviation forecasters, hydrologists or agricultura1ists require a basic knowledge of radar as appropriate to their particular application. Courses, (1-2 days), are arranged by organisations responsible for providing sYstems (manufacturers) or services (National Met Institutes).

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