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Title: An improved adaptive calibration technique for weather radar (Note 347)
Author: M.E. Lord
Author: P.C. Young
Document Type: Monograph
The main objective of NRA research project 315/ST, (1991-1994) has been the development of an improved method of final stage raingauge calibration of weather radar which can be used for the real-time adjustment of the radar rainfall estimates. This development is designed to replace the current operational Collier-Larke calibration technique outlined in Appendix A. Theoretical aspects of radar meteorology are to be found in Interim Report 315/7/ST. The research has concentrated on data from Hameldon Hill weather radar in the North West of England, one of the conventional 'C' band radars in the UK weather radar network. The Adaptive Radar Calibration (ARC) System has been developed and fully evaluated as a real-time simulation using archived raingauge and radar data from selected rainfall 'events' that are representative of the weather patterns observed by the Hameldon Hill radar system.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Weather monitoringRadarResearch projectsRain gaugesForecasting
Geographic Keywords: England
Extent: 27
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