The United Kingdom Weather Radar Network

  • C. A. Fair
  • P. K. James
  • P. Larke

Summary

Twenty years of research and development have led to the establishment of an integrated operational weather radar network in the United Kingdom. The system produces quantitative measurements of surface precipitation which are used for real-time flood prediction and short period weather forecasting.

Keywords

Composite Image Water Authority Weather Radar Surface Rainfall Radar Site 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Fair
    • 1
  • P. K. James
    • 1
  • P. Larke
    • 1
  1. 1.Operational Instrumentation BranchMeteorological OfficeBracknellUK

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