Articles | Volume 7, issue 12
Research article
05 Dec 2014
Research article |  | 05 Dec 2014

Performance of high-resolution X-band weather radar networks – the PATTERN example

K. Lengfeld, M. Clemens, H. Münster, and F. Ament

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This publication intends to prove that a network of low-cost local area weather radars with a time resolution of 30s and range resolution of 60m is a reliable and scientifically valuable comple-ment to nationwide radar networks, especially in urban areas. The advantages of high temporal resolution and multiple coverage in overlapping areas are proven to enhance the quality of pre-cipitation estimates. Long-term comparison with C-band radar confirms very good accordance with POD>90% and FAR<10%.