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Long-range Weather Radars

Doppler weather radar at Tate's Cairn

Doppler weather radar at Tate's Cairn

Year of commencing  operation


Altitude of antenna (above mean sea level)

583 m

Antenna diameter

4.3 m

Antenna beam width

1.8 degrees

Transmitter frequency

2920 MHz

Scan period

6 to 12 minutes

Detection range

up to 500 km

Main radar products

Rainfall intensity,
Doppler wind field

Tate's Cairn Radar Station - the sphere on the left of the figure is the radome (protecting the antenna inside) of the Doppler weather radar which was installed in 1994.