Selecting an optimum location for a radar installation is a key element for achieving optimum results with respect to the desired performance of the radar.
The operational coverage of weather radars is not only limited by equipment performance, but also by the Earth’s curvature; the effects of refraction from electromagnetic waves by the atmosphere, and especially line-of-sight obstruction caused by, for example, terrain, buildings and vegetation.
The correct interpretation of the effects of these phenomena is essential for the positioning and operation of weather radars and for the interpretation of radar data and products. Leonardo provides correct radar coverage information and offers full support for all tasks related to identifying the most appropriate radar location.
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