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This report gives an account of the lectures presented at the Final Seminar on Weather Radar Networking held in Ljubljana (Slovenia-Yugoslavia) on 3-5 June 1991. The COST 73 Project aims at setting up a weather radar network in Europe that will allow quantitative and real-time measurement of precipitation (rain, snow and hail). The data from the radars are sent to compositing centres in one or more of the participating countries where they are merged in order to form images of precipitations over Western Europe. These images are combined with data from the geo-stationary satellites (Meteosat). Areas of severe turbulence and strong winds can be located and tracked, thus helping meteorologists to prepare more accurate forecasts for water management, flight assistance, and other purposes. The contents of these proceedings provide a status report of radar network developments in a number of countries. Descriptions of various aspects of data processing, communications and radar data applications are also included. All the papers are linked through the elements of general aspects of radar networking design. The result is an overview intended to provide indications of various approaches in disparate areas, all of which have to be addressed in developing a radar network.

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Authors: COLLIER C G (EDITOR), Meteorological Office, Bracknell (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13649 EN (1992) 332 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-1706-8
Record Number: 199210674 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en