Poster Session P5.9 Using radar data quality in computing composites and nowcasting products

Monday, 6 August 2007
Halls C & D (Cairns Convention Center)
Markus Peura, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland; and J. Koistinen

Handout (1.8 MB)

Although data quality has been a recognized problem since the early days of radar, utilizing numerical quality information in actual processing has been rare until the recent years.

In Europe, extensive common efforts in describing radar data quality have been carried out in COST-717 and OPERA projects. In this paper, we extend this discussion, focusing on data quality in terms of both accuracy (in measurement units) and reliability (in a probabilistic framework).

In our recent study, we showed how radar data quality can be applied in data visualization, client-specific basic products and radar image composites. In this study, we first review these techniques and then focus on using radar data quality in computing nowcasting products.

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