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Using Radar in Hydrometeorology

  • Christopher Collier
  • Paul Hardaker
Part of the Physics of Earth and Space Environments book series (EARTH)

Abstract

It is now over 40 years since digital weather radar data became available in significant quantities. Whilst the exciting possibilities for improved flood forecasts were quickly recognised, it is only in recent years that the development of spatially distributed hydrological models has provided a basis to utilise effectively these new data. Nevertheless, for some time, a few operational hydrologists have made use of radar data qualitatively to define the start and cessation of rainfall events and there have been some attempts to demonstrate the potential and difficulty of using radar data as input to isolated event and similar lumped models.

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Microwave Convection Europe Attenuation Radar 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Collier
    • 1
  • Paul Hardaker
    • 2
  1. 1.Telford Institute of Environmental SystemsUniversity of SalfordUK
  2. 2.Met OfficeExeterUK

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