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The COST -75 Project represents the culmination of a series of COST Projects focussed upon the development and use of weather radar. Beginning in 1979 COST-72 examined the capabilities and potential of radar for measuring precipitation. One of the recommendations of this Project was for a further project to examine the networking of weather radars, including data quality control and communications protocols. These two projects provided the stimulus for a rapid increase in the operational deployment of weather radars in Europe such that by 1991 over 100 systems had been installed from a single system in 1974. In addition, during COST- 73 experiments were carried out which demonstrated the viability of the operation and exchange of data and subsequently a number of international networks were established under the aegis of National Meteorological Services.

The deployment of weather radars also saw an increase in the use of more advanced data processing algorithms and Doppler and multi-parameter radar. Following a recommendation by COST-73, a new project COST-75 began in 1993 to study these more advanced aspects of weather radar. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for this project is at Appendix A, and this Report outlines the very considerable amount of work carried out by COST -75..te

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Authors: COLLIER C.G (EDITOR), European Commission, Directorate-General for Research. European Research Area: Structural aspects, Brussels (BG)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19546 EN (2001),pp.362. Euro: 53.00
Availability: Available from: EUR-OP Sales Agents
ISBN: ISBN: 92-828-6712-9
Record Number: 200013288 / Last updated on: 2001-05-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en