Polarimetry Doppler Weather Radar by ISRO

Polarimetry Doppler Weather Radar by ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) inaugurated the Polarimetry Doppler Weather Radar at Srihorikota spaceport near Chennai. The S-Band Polarimetry Doppler Weather Rader facility was launched at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shriharikota by ISRO Chairman Dr. K. Slvan. The radar has been developed by Bharat Electronic Ltd. Bangaluru under ToT (Training of Trainers) from ISRO.

Polarimetry Doppler Weather Radar

The Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) provides advanced information, enhances the lead-time essential for saving lives and property in the event of a natural disaster associated with service weather. While conventional radars are able to track and predict cyclones, The DWR provides detailed information on a storm’s internal wide flow and structure. The severity or the weather systems can be quantitatively estimated and more precise advanced warning can be generated for saving human lives and property.

The polar metric capability of the radar will significantly improve the accuracy of rainfall estimation leading to accurate and timely flash flood warning, according to ISRO’s earlier release.

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