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International Weather Radar Networking : Final Seminar of the COST Project 73 - C.G. Collier

International Weather Radar Networking

Final Seminar of the COST Project 73

By: C.G. Collier (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1992
ISBN: 9780792317067
Number Of Pages: 332

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International Weather Radar Networking covers all aspects of the subject in a collection of contributions drawn from all over the world. Of particular interest are the papers describing work in Eastern Europe and papers reviewing of the achievements of the Commission of the European Communities COST-73 project.
During the last twenty years there has been a rapid growth in the number of digital radars deployed for operational use in Western Europe. There are now around 100, of which about half have a Doppler capability, providing wind as well as reflectivity information. The international exchange of the data from these systems promises a great enhancement of the benefits to weather forecasting and commercial users.
This volume reports work being undertaken to realize those benefits and points the way to future developments of radar technology.

Organizing Committee and Sponsors
Editor's preface
What Is Cost?p. 19
Cost-73--An Example of European Cooperation Objectives and Organization of Work in the Projectp. 25
Radar Systems and Precipitation Measurement
Radar Measurement and Qualityp. 35
Using DSP32C Floating Point Signal Processor as a Radar Video Processor to Build a Modification Kit for Convential Analog Weather Radarp. 41
On the Importance of Noise Figure in Reflectivity Radarsp. 47
Operational Radar Measurements of Rainfall: The Accuracy of Point Estimates of Rainfall Ratep. 55
Progressive Method of Precipitation and Its Applicationsp. 61
Use of Operational Radar Images for Investigations of Convective Cellsp. 65
Operational Use of Doppler Radar in Veneto Region--Italyp. 69
Analytic Method for Radar Horizon Computationp. 75
Telecommunications and displays
Report by the Cost Project and Telecommunications Working Partyp. 81
Weather Radar Data Distribution and Presentation in Austriap. 101
A Meteorological Information Processing Systemp. 111
Strategy for a Low-Cost Cost-73 Display Systemp. 117
External and Internal Distribution of Weather Radar Products at SMHIp. 121
Marketing and Uses of Weather Radar in the UK Meteorological Officep. 127
Weather Radar Coverage and Networking Proceduresp. 133
Image Mosaics from Swedish Weather Radarsp. 139
A Suggested Architecture for Radar-Meteorological Operative Centerp. 143
Overview of Regional Radar Meteorological Activity in Czech Republicp. 149
The Nordic Weather Radar Networkp. 155
Overview of the National Weather Radar Activities in Romaniap. 163
Possible Solutions for an Italian Radar Networkp. 167
Weather Radar Network in Croatiap. 173
The UK Weather Radar Network--The Current Situation and Future Plansp. 179
International Radar Productsp. 185
Experiments to Reveal Regions of Frequent Spurious Radar Echoes in Cost-73 Compositesp. 191
Nowcasting, Weather modification and othar uses of radar data
Potential Benefits of the Products of an Integrated European Weather Radar Networkp. 197
Forecasting and Weather Modification Uses of Radar Datap. 205
Development of the Frontiers Precipitation Nowcasting System and Initial Forecast Resultsp. 211
Nowcasting of Rain With Radarp. 217
A Universal Coordinate System for Hail Suppression Activities in Croatiap. 223
End User Requirementsp. 229
A Preliminary Analysis of the Hydrological Utilisation of the Frontiers Systemp. 237
Development of a Weather Radar Based Rainfall Forecasting Technique for Real-Time Operational Usep. 243
Precipitation Forecasting and Estimation Model Based on the Information Supplied by the Meteorological Radarp. 251
First Results and Future Radar Development in Emilia Romagna Region--Italyp. 257
Advanced radar systems
Advanced Radar Techniquesp. 265
Improved Characterisation of Precipitation Type and Intensity With Polarisation Diversity Radarp. 271
Polarisation Radar Estimates of Rainfall: Correction of Errors Due to the Bright Band and to Anomalous Propagationp. 277
The DLR Polarimetric Doppler Radar: A Step Toward Operational Usep. 283
Weather Radar System Requirements for Accurate Simultaneous Measurement of ZDR and DPp. 291
Weather radar in Europe
The Recommendation of the Cost-73 Project: A Way Ahead for Weather Radar in Europep. 299
Panel discussion led by senior international experts and officialsp. 302
List of Participantsp. 315
Seminar Programmep. 323
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ISBN: 9780792317067
ISBN-10: 0792317068
Series: Commission of the European Communities
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st April 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.75