Potential Benefits of the Products of an Integrated European Weather Radar Network
During the last five years, experiments have been carried out within the COST 73 Project to develop and distribute multi-national weather radar-based products. The utility of these products to both national meteorological services and users served by them has been assessed. In this paper, the benefits which may accrue from the use of products derived from merging weather radar data streams from several countries are discussed. It is concluded that the availability both in near real-time and within an archive of multi-national images may have a significant and positive impact upon the understanding of weather and climate and contribute substantially to the economy of Europe as a whole.
KeywordsRadar Data Weather Radar Cost Image Digital Imagery Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
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