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Radar Detecting Raindrops

• arclein
Though the principle is identical to that used by a police speed gun, the technology that comprises the high-resolution radar is rather more powerful. The 3 MW radar emits microwaves with a 0.22-degree beam-width, which allows it to interrogate a 14 cubic-meter (500 cubic foot) volume of cloud for individual raindrops from a range of 2 km (1.25 miles) at a "world's best" resolution of 0.5 m (1.6 ft). The radar was previously put

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