Meteorological radiolocator as a tool to improve meteorological information for aviation
PublisherUniversity of Zilina
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The paper deals with meteorological radar as a tool to improve meteorological information for aviation. The first theoretical part is devoted to the history of weather forecasting and its gradual improvement. The part describes the current state of the problem in the Slovak Republic and in the world. The next part characterizes the meteorological radar, what it is used for and what is its essence. The following is the division of radars, characteristics of the radar network in Europe and the radar network in Slovakia. In the last theoretical part, attention was paid to the merged maps, their individual products - Maximum, CAPPI 2 km, EchoTop and 1h total precipitation. The last part consists in a practical representation and description of individual maps of the cold, warm and occlusive front over the territory of the Slovak Republic. These maps show how the radar captured the weather, SYNOP reports were also used, which provide a more detailed weather forecast, maps of dangerous phenomena for aviation and maps from the OPERA network.