Western Australia Getting Six New Doppler Weather Radars

Western Australia is getting six new Doppler weather radars.  The locations are not on the Bureau of Meteorology site yet.  There is no mention on the BoM site which band of radar they are installing, it will probably be a C-Band radar like other similar installations across the country.  This gives a shorter range than the S-Band radars deployed across the United States (Dual Pol 88D).  While six radars are a improvement, if you look at the second link above you will still see the large gaps in coverage (also covered in a previous blog post here) in WA not to mention other large parts of the outback interior of the country.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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