Friday, October 06, 2017

One more Doppler radar to dot Dundigal

Hyderabad: City is to get one more Doppler radar near Dundigal Air Force Station with an estimated cost of Rs 8.5 crore. The additional radar which will be commissioned by next year would cover additional 250 kilometres.

The existing Doppler radar in Begumpet has the coverage of 250 kms the new radar would help further to get accurate weather report. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said that Doppler weather radar can provide area specific rainfall and storm warnings which is beneficial for aviation related services, disaster management and emergency response authorities. In conjunction with data from other sensors such as satellites, better forecasts and warnings can be achieved leading to minimal loss of property and life.

The major advantages of Doppler Weather Radar include wind speed measurements during cyclones and thunderstorms which was not possible in conventional weather radar. With better estimation of rainfall with detection of heavy rains and generation of warnings, it will provide additional inputs to numerical weather prediction models for generating better weather forecasts.

According to DR KJ Ramesh, Director General of Metrology, IMD along with Indian Air force will commission a new Doppler radar at Dundigal. He said that the radar will be purchased in accordance with the rupee value in the international market which will cost about Rs 8.5 crore.
06/10/17 Hans India