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The installation of compact X-band weather radars becomes increasingly popular as such radars deliver rainfall rate information in a very high spatial and temporal detail which are required for applications such as the monitoring of rainfall in urban areas or water catchment hydrology.
However, X-band weather radar observations pose challenges e.g. in terms of the prevailing scattering mechanisms and the significant attenuation by rain which makes the seamless application of methods and algorithms developed for S- and C-band disputable.

The objective of this workshop is to serve as a platform for experts on X-band weather radar in order to discuss the latest developments in the field. A plenary discussion is scheduled to evaluate the state-of-the-art for rainfall measurements with X-band weather radar and to discuss the possibility of writing a reference book on this topic.

 

Prof. Dr. Clemens Simmer
Prof. Dr. Herman Russchenberg