New Radar for 3D Observation of 50-km Periphery in 30 Seconds
The High-Frequency Compact EAGLE Radar
Weathernews developed the new high-frequency compact meteorological radar EAGLE as a successor to the WITH Radar. This WNI-proprietary radar , through 360-degrees high-speed scanning, enables near real-time spatial observation of the size of raindrops and the direction in which the clouds are moving. The radar completes a rotation in a minimum of five seconds , quickly obtaining detailed three-dimensional data over a 50 km radius in 30 seconds. It possible to capture guerilla thunderstorms, linear precipitation zones, heavy snow, wind gusts, hail, and other sudden, localized weather events with greater accuracy. Weathernews has installed an EAGLE radar in Chiba Prefecture and initiated a field test. We will be evaluating the accuracy of the radar and making final adjustments.