128 Radar networks from three agencies in Korea: Where are we heading?

Thursday, 29 September 2011
Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
Gyuwon Lee, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, Republic of (South); and S. H. Jung, J. H. Lee, Y. H. Cho, K. D. Ahn, B. H. Heo, and C. K. Lee

Korea operates three radar networks by three agencies [Korea Meterological Administration (KMA), Korean Air Force, and Flood Control Office] based on their own purpose. A recent tri-agency agreement opens a new era for common use of data, similar maintenance procedure and operation, and possibly unification of radar types. KMA built the Weather Radar Center (WRC) to facilitate this agreement and expects WRC will be a focal point of Korean radar network. We will show current status and future plans of radar networks. Some advantages of using tri-agency networks are demonstrated through the simulation study. Issues in the current networks and on-going research to resolve them are shown, in terms of data quality control, radar calibration, etc.
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