Use of Radio Spectrum for Meteorology

Weather, Water and Climate Monitoring and Prediction. Handbook

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Timely warning of impeding natural and environmental disasters, accurate climate prediction and detailed understanding of the status of global water resources: these are critically important everyday issues for the global community. Radio frequencies represent scarce and key resources used by meteorological services to measure and collect the observation data upon which analyses and predictions, including warnings, are based. This Handbook provides comprehensive technical information on the use of radio frequencies by meteorological systems for climate monitoring disaster prediction and detection. The soft-copy is exceptionally free-of-charge.



Meteorological radars

Ground-based meteorological radars operate under the radiolocation service and are used for operational meteorology, weather prediction, atmospheric research and aeronautical and maritime navigation. They play a crucial role in the immediate meteorological and hydrological alert processes. They represent the last line of defence against loss of life and property in flash flood or severe storms events and as such are among the best-known life savers in meteorology.


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