Modelling Weather radars with HTZ

June 29, 2023

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) turned to ATDI to ensure their weather radar provided the right results. BOM purchased its second HTZ Communication license to manage its network coverage and undertake interference analysis.

The Agency uses HTZ to model their weather radar and capture accurate models of the vertical antenna patterns, with a precision of 0.1 degrees. Using the antenna tilt function in HTZ, the team can manage multiple elevation beams, and identify any radar-to-radar interference and possible impact on terrestrial systems.

BOM generates weather forecasts, observations, flood warnings and sea forecasts for each state and territory across Australia. Their weather radar detects and tracks precipitation by sending out pulses of electromagnetic or microwave energy and analysing the returning echoes. These results allow the Agency to identify and predict different types of precipitation like rainfall, snow, and cloud coverage and measure their magnitude.

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