Met Office C-band radar
Instrument
Status: Not defined
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Abstract

UK C Band radar run by the Met Office and the Environment Agency.

Abbreviation:  ukmo-rain-radar
Keywords:  Not defined
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Instrument Type:     
Radar
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dpt_116291392739290
Abbreviation:
ukmo-rain-radar
More Information (under review)

C band radars operate on a wavelength of 4-8 cm and a frequency of 4-8 GHz. Because of the wavelength and frequency, the dish size does not need to be very large. This makes C band radars affordable for TV stations. The signal is more easily attenuated, so this type of radar is best used for short range weather observation. The frequency allows C band radars to create a smaller beam width using a smaller dish. C band radars also do not require as much power as an S band radar.
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