Radiometrics Corporation (Radiometrics) recently completed installation of a SkyCast™ wind and thermodynamic profiler system (WTPS) and a separate RAPTOR® radar wind profiler (RWP) for The Republic of China (Taiwan) Central Weather Bureau (CWB). re to edit.
Radiometrics installed the SkyCast WTPS on Dongsha Island, a remote outpost in the South China Sea. The system provides continuous profiles of wind speed/direction to 16 km, and temperature and humidity profiles to 10 km. The Taiwan National Forecast Center will use the SkyCast system to support severe weather prediction and to better understand annual monsoonal flows and tropical cyclones. A separate RWP installed at Taiwan’s National Central University (NCU) will be used as a research, demonstration and maintenance system. The installations were in accordance with CWB’s Strategic Plan for upgrading meteorological observation facilities and enhancing weather monitoring ability. The SkyCast system on Dongsha Island includes a Stratospheric-Tropospheric, full beam steering (FBSST) RWP and an MP-3000A microwave profiling radiometer (MPR). The FBS-ST RWP and the MP- 3000A MPR, along with integrated software tools, provide a complete wind and thermodynamic profiling system. This was Radiometrics’ first WTPS delivered with a Stratospheric-Tropospheric class RWP.
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