Superior data quality and availability, meeting even the most demanding requirements in meteorology, hydrology, and weather research applications.
Vaisala C-band radars are dual polarization Doppler weather radars providing best-in-class weather system detail for more accurate and timely forecasting. They can even distinguish between liquid and frozen precipitation within rain clouds and eliminate non-meteorological targets from radar data.
Radar frequency is no longer a compromise between optimizing sensitivity and limiting attenuation (loss of sensitivity due to heavy precipitation).
Vaisala’s C-band weather radar with attenuation correction delivers highly sensitive data capture without the worry of attenuation along the radar path.
The C-band radar comes in both a Klystron and a magnetron model depending on your specific needs and frequency allocation requirements. Both produce clear, clutter-free, high-resolution data especially in severe and heavy precipitation cases.
Vaisala weather radar also integrates well with WindCube® wind lidar, as well as other third-party radars and sensors to create a more complete weather detection system.
Simply put, Vaisala C-band radars are built to work while requiring minimal upkeep. Secure network link access reduces site visits, while the integrated Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) ensures continuous operation during temporary power outages. The intelligent mechanical design further simplifies routine maintenance by giving you access to any part of the system without needing to unmount the antenna or pedestal.
The shorter wavelength Doppler weather radar delivers performance that rivals S-band in the same condition testing — but at a fraction of the initial investment and ongoing operational cost. The C-band radars achieve this through advanced dual polarization, and attenuation correction that utilizes dual polarimetric algorithms.
Contact Vaisala to learn how the accuracy and affordability of the C-band weather radar can give you the precise quantitative precipitation estimation data you need.
Explore the powerful coherent Klystron transmitter model of Vaisala’s dual polarization C-band radar.
Learn more about this single polarization radar that uses a coherent klystron transmitter.
Review the enhanced capabilities of Vaisala’s magnetron transmitter model of dual polarization C-band radar.
Learn more about this single polarization radar that uses a magnetron transmitter.
Learn the major role the antenna plays in dual polarization radar precipitation measurement.
Learn how wind turbines echoes can be mitigated in precipitation detection.
SUCCESS STORY: The Bahamas tapped Vaisala to develop a new, nation-wide meteorology network to keep its citizens and visitors safe from extreme weather.
SUCCESS STORY: Colombia turned to Vaisala to build a comprehensive weather network that would deliver early warning of severe weather and improve security for civil aviation.