Weather Radar Networking

Seminar on COST Project 73

  • C. G. Collier
  • M. Chapuis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Opening Session

  3. Radar Networking Programmes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. D. Podhorský
      Pages 46-54
    3. S. Overgaard
      Pages 55-64
    4. R. V. Calheiros
      Pages 65-75
    5. J. L. Cheze
      Pages 80-85
    6. F. Dombai, A. Kapovits, L. Illés
      Pages 101-110
    7. F. Yoshino, K. Ichimiya, Y. Kanbayashi, T. Yamaguchi, N. Shirakawa
      Pages 126-135
    8. C. A. Fair, P. K. James, P. Larke
      Pages 147-154
    9. R. L. Durand
      Pages 155-162
    10. H-J. Batzer, J. C. Shulstad
      Pages 163-170
    11. Richard E. Passarelli
      Pages 171-183
  4. The role of reflectivity-based techniques in operational radar networks

  5. The role of new techniques in operational radar networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. T. R. Nichols, P. I. Joe, C. L. Crozier
      Pages 278-285
    3. R. Petrov, D. Stoyanov, A. Savchenko, L. Mladenov
      Pages 286-291
  6. Combining adar, satellite and onventional meteorological data

  7. Meteorological and other applications of weather radar data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377

About this book


Meteorology is by nature a multidisciplinary and transnational subject and COST cooperation has proved to be a flexible and suitable framework at European level for meteorological activities such as the standardisation of observation techniques and harmonised transmission of meteorological data. Although meteorology is not covered by a specific Community programme as such, various Community actions dealing with meteorology are now included in the EEC research programme on climatology (the "EPOCH" programme - 1989-92) of mechanisms of extreme and sudden concerning particularly the study meteorological events, in order to predict catastrophies and consequently to reduce human and material losses. In the context of COST cooperation, which is supported by the Commission of the European Communities, the COST 73 project (1986-1991) associates 16 countries in Western Europe with the aim of setting up a weather radar network providing real-time measurements of rain, snow or hail precipitations. In this project, radar data are transmitted and combined if appropriate with satellite data - in one or more "compositing centres" of the participating countries, in order to improve weather forecasting. Together with the COST 73 Management Committee, the Commission of the European Communities organized a seminar on this matter, in Brussels on 5-8 September 1989, at the half-way stage of the project.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. G. Collier
    • 1
  • M. Chapuis
    • 2
  1. 1.Meteorological OfficeBracknellUK
  2. 2.Commission of the European CommunitiesDirectorate-General Science, Research and DevelopmentBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6735-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0551-1
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