FURUNO Meteorological Radar WR-2100

 

The Furuno WR-2100 is a cost effective dual pol Doppler weather radar for use in catchments up to 7500 square km (50 km radius).

The radar can provide a volume scan every minute. Due to the solid state design the radar requires very little maintenance (no consumables) and can easily be installed at a roof-top.

The WR-2100 is ideal for monitoring rainfall over cities where the high temporal and spatial resolution (50 m by 2.7 degree every minute) provides data for detailed sewer control .

In addition to urban drainage control, the WR-2100 is widely used by universities for research.

Visual weather presentations of unparalleled quality

Below are three screenshots that shows the visual presentation of the weather systmes. Note the level of details at the exact places that heavy rain occurs. Click the images to enlarge.

 


Radarimage from Dragør, Copenhagen.

Below is an example of a data feed from a test instalation of the WR-2100 at Dragør, at the outskirts of Copenhagen. It shows the movement of rainshowers within a 60 min. period.

 

Utilising the technical expertise FURUNO has accumulated through the development of marine Radar that has earned the leading market share, FURUNO, in close collaboration with universities and other business organisations, is now working on development of solution for meteorological monitoring and analysis.

FURUNO's high quality compact X-band Doppler Weather Radar is indispensable for localised weather forecasting to materialise better safety in the society where the impact arising from the meteorological disasters can be diminished.

Doppler Weather Radar utilising solid state technology

By utilising solid state technology, the operating cost can be reduced thanks to lowering of power consumption as well as replacement of consumables. Moreover, high precision monitoring of precipitation is facilitated through a wide range of signal processing capability brought about by the solid state technology.

Dual Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar to contribute to prediction of occurrence of rainstorms

Dual Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar simultaneously transmits and receives horizontally- and vertically-polarised radio waves. It is capable of computing the movement velocity of nimbus, as can be obtained from Single Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar using horizontally-polarised radio waves, as well as precise precipitation intensity. Shape of precipitation particles is horizontally-long oval, due to the effect from atmosphere and gravity. Using these characteristics, Dual Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar obtains diameters of precipitation particles to compute precise precipitation intensity.

Short News broadcast about Meteorologist in Australia.

 

 

 

 

Classified as one of the smallest and lightest Weather Radar available in the market

 

FURUNO, which has earned the leading market share in marine Radar, provides Dual Polarimetric X-band Doppler Weather Radar WR-2100.

With ultra high definition spatiotemporal resolution capability, the WR-2100 Dual Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar grasps omni-directional precipitation intensity in 50-metre-mesh in six-second-intervals. By conducting high spatiotemporal resolution monitoring of the development process, three-dimensional structure as well as movement of a cumulonimbus, which causes precipitation, the development of short localised rainstorms can be predicted. Moreover, the WR-2100 has been downsized during the development phase to the extent that can be classified as one of the smallest and lightest Dual Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar available in the market.

Aarhus Vand indrykkede den 20. maj 2016 en annonce i JyllandsPosten, hvor de beskriver deres investering i FURUNOs WR-2100 vejrradar og de fordele de giver for Århus by. Læs annoncen her

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