22 February 2014

Technical meetings on the rain radar in Leuven

by Rosa Vicari / École des Ponts ParisTech

On 20 and 21 February two days of technical meeting took place at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) to discuss about the upgrade of the Leuven radar. The event was attended by representatives from Aquafin, KU Leuven and the company that delivered the Leuven radar, DHI Water & Environment
Participants gathered together to investigate the processing chain of the radar. The following technical issues were fruitfully discussed: the removal of the clutter; the possibility to post-process polar files on a different server; the problem of the radar signal extenuation in case heavy rainfall occurs near to the radar, the issue of light rainfall intensities, setting of the radar constant, the possibility of setting up an online radar viewer.