First Results and Future Radar Developments in Emilia Romagna Region (Italy)
The Regional Meteorological Service (SMR) of Emilia Romagna has installed a dual polarization Doppler, C-band radar at S. Pietro Capofiume (SPC), near Bologna, in the south-eastern part of the Po Valley (Northern Italy).
In June 1990 the SPC radar took part in a field experiment called MATREP, during which thunderstorms were observed using the conventional meteorological network and by means of remote sensing techniques.
Future radar developments in the Emilia Romagna Region include the installation of a meteorological radar near the town of Reggio Emilia, less than 90 km away from S. Pietro Capofiume, within the framework of a hydro-geological research project (conducted by Tecno-Idro-Meteo Spa).
KeywordsThunderstorm Activity Emilia Romagna Region Dual Polarization Cold Vortex Gust Front
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