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Met Office C-band radar

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

Abbreviation: ukmo-rain-radar
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instrumentType:      Radar
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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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