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End User Requirements

  • S. Overgaard

Abstract

This paper will outline the requirements that an end user will have to a weather radar system. An ‘end user’ is defined as a non meteorologist who wants weather information, especially information about precipitaion, for professional use. The requirements quoted here are based on experience gained since 1987 when the Danish Meteorological Institute started to ‘export’ a weather radar image to the road authorities north of Copenhagen. Today many of the local road authorities in Denmark receive weather radar images, and also more than 100 farmers are using weather radar images regularly in planning their dayly work (1). And in many other countries in Europe this kind of use of weather radar is increasing (2).

Keywords

Transmission System Cost Project Weather Radar Graphical Overlay Ground Clutter 
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References

  1. (1).
    Overgaard, S., and Wienberg, E. (1990): The Distribution of Weather Radar Images to Agricultural End Users. Weather Radar Networking, Seminar on COST Project 73, Commission of the European Communities.Google Scholar
  2. (2).
    Newsome, D.H. (1990): Practical Application of Weather Radar Data in Europe. Weather Radar Networking, Seminar on COST Project 73, Commission of the European Communities.Google Scholar
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    Madsen, H., Overgaard, S. and Vejen, F. (1987): Sammenligning af data fra vejrradar og automatiske nedbørsmålere. The Danish Meteorological Institute, December 1987 (in Danish).Google Scholar
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    Nysten, E., and King, R.H. (1990): The Use of Weather Radar Data in Road Weather Services: Present and Future Needs. Weather Radar Networking, Seminar on COST Project 73, Commission of the European Communities.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Overgaard
    • 1
  1. 1.The Danish Meteorological InstituteDenmark

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