Developing and improving products produced from radar measurements, to support nowcasting, forecasting and numerical weather prediction.
The UK Weather Radar Network is designed to provide continuous, real-time rainfall data over almost the whole of the UK land area and inshore waters. The data can provide valuable information for immediate emergency response in times of extreme weather conditions, as well as providing data to flood planners when managing future risk.
The radar products team based in Exeter is responsible for the delivery of quality controlled NWP products from radar measurements, including Doppler Winds, and reflectivity/refractivity products.
The team is also responsible for improving the precision and defining the uncertainties of precipitation products, through the introduction of revised processing algorithms and ensemble technique. Also providing scientific and technical support to operational teams managing the delivery of observations from the weather radar network.