Operating the NCAS mobile X-band radar in Cumbria will benefit both the research community and the local community.
RAIN-E has four main objectives:
- For the next year, the X-band radar will provide data that will help us examine the potential for improved real-time rainfall observations and flood forecasting capability in Cumbria
- The Environment Agency will use this data in conjunction with hydrological modelling to explore the possibility of a permanent radar installation in Cumbria
- The National Centre for Atmospheric Science, the Environment Agency, and the Met Office will work together to integrate new radar data into the national radar network.
- Information collected throughout the year will help to advance our understanding of weather data over mountainous terrain.