Practical Applications of Weather Radar Data in Europe

  • D. H. Newsome


The practical application of data from weather radars with digital outputs began in Western Europe in the late 1960s. One of the first applications was hydrological and took place in the United Kingdom. Since then, the use of such weather radar data has become much more widespread and examples are given of uses to which they are put in some of the countries taking part in the COST 73 Project. The paper then forecasts some important possible future uses of weather radar data at all levels - locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. It concludes there is a danger that all that has been achieved through the international co-operative efforts put into developments at these levels by the countries concerned could be lost if the work that has been started in the COST 72 and 73 Projects is not continued by some other body after the conclusion of COST 73 in 1991.


Radar Data Silver Iodide Weather Radar International River Road Maintenance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. Newsome
    • 1
  1. 1.CNS Scientific & Engineering ServicesUK

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