Doppler Radar Cloud Profiler (DRCP) – Presentation and Demonstration

/Doppler Radar Cloud Profiler (DRCP) – Presentation and Demonstration

Event: 29 September 2017
Venue: Chilbolton Observatory, Drove Rd, Chilbolton, Stockbridge SO20 6BJ, UK
Time: 10.30 – 14.00

DRCP is the first cloud radar targeting a ‘mass’ market for the operational applications in atmospheric remote sensing. It takes an innovative approach to bringing forward the ability to enhance weather observations for a range of markets.

The DRCP provides an atmospheric observation system offering information on the vertical extent of cloud layering above lower level clouds, in dense fog and the presence of cloud layers above fog.

Supported by the Innovate UK programme, an extensive Proof of Market project identified opportunities for meteorological service providers across Europe for this level of forecasting, as well as a range of end users in the Air and Road Transport Operations sectors and applications in the Defence sector. A clear demand was established for the capability to determine atmospheric cloud droplet size and velocity data, and for the enhanced weather forecasts that would emerge once meteorological service providers
have such data.

This demonstration session will cover the key features of DRCP along with a demonstration of the capability it offers and its applicability to multiple market sectors.

10.30 Arrival and coffee
11.00 Charlie Lane – Welcome and introduction
11.10 Dirk Klugmann – An introduction to DRCP
Dirk will provide some perspective on the journey that that the development of
DRCP has taken and will introduce the demonstration scenario
11.40 Paul Thompson – Market and exploitation opportunity
Paul will cover some of the market applicability work that has been considered
during the development of the DRCP offer.
12.00 Demonstration
Detail of the demonstration TBC

12.30 Charlie Lane – Summary
12.30 Q & A
13.00 Lunch and discussion
14.00 Close
We hope you will be able to join us, please RSVP soonest so we can confirm
arrangements with the test facility –

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